A benefit was held on Friday night for a Mt. Juliet Middle School student battling brain cancer and her younger brother who has severe autism.
Bishop Mikaelian was diagnosed with brain cancer nearly four years ago.
Her 7-year-old brother, Warrick, was diagnosed with autism around the same time period.
"It's definitely been a hard struggle between both kids and all that they've gone through," Allison Mikaelian told Nashville's News 2.
The Mt. Juliet community came together to show support for the single mom and her two kids at Friday's fundraising event at Courtney's restaurant.
"It's been very hard emotionally, it's been very hard financially, but with things like this; benefits, that's what keeps us going, keeps us afloat," said Mikaelian.
"We couldn't have been in a better community, Mt. Juliet, Wilson county has just been fantastic to our family and the love and support and prayers have been phenomenal."
With live music from Lester Ray Sears and the Tennessee Border Bluegrass Band and all-you-can-eat catfish, the event was relaxed and fun.
There was a silent auction to raise funds. In addition, Courtney's Restaurant donated a portion of the night's food sales to the Mikaelian family.
"We couldn't have been in a better community, Mt. Juliet, Wilson county has just been fantastic to our family and the love and support and prayers have been phenomenal," said Mikaelian.