Benefit concert held to support Midway woman's recovery

Posted at 7:40 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 10:33:38-05

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A benefit concert and blood drive were held Sunday afternoon, with all proceeds going towards Katy McDaniel's recovery.

McDaniel was left fighting for her life after a domestic violence attack last month.

The concert was held at Northside Elementary School in Midway, where a crowd gathered to listen to bands, many of them close friends of McDaniel and her family.

"When this happened my first thought was what can I do to help?" said family friend Dan Trisko. "Being a musician, I called my friends and said do you want to get involved with this? It was easy."

So many people wanted to help, he said, because they love Katy McDaniel.

The young mother was stabbed 26 times by her husband, Kenneth D. McDaniel, according to a police report. Kenneth has been charged with first degree assault.

After multiple surgeries, Trisko said Katy is now home, but has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

"Basically her whole life has been uprooted," he said.

But her family said she's a warrior, who won't stop fighting.

"This is a community that really comes out for their neighbors in times of need and they've done this over and over again," said Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift.

Resources for domestic violence survivors:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233