In the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, an ex-boyfriend broke into the home of Amanda Mascorro. He then held her against her will and severally beat her. Severe injuries were sustained to her face and her eyes were completely swollen shut.

Amanda Mascorro is a loving mother of two small children. But because of her ordeal it has left her unable to work and she has a long road to recovery.

A benefit is being hosted for her and her family due to all the expenses that will come along with her recovery. The benefit will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb 16, at Smitty's BBQ parking lot, and will include a brisket plate with sides, and a drink. Plates will be $8 dollars each. Donations are always welcome. For delivery orders call Crystal at (325) 998-6985, Camille at (325) 647-6474, Ravea at (325) 642-7006, or Shorty at (325) 203-1193.