National TV show films a fundraising commercial in Franklin Coun - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

National TV show films a fundraising commercial in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The TV show "Small Town Big Deal" filmed a 30-second commercial in hopes of helping a young girl who has brain cancer.

"Small Town Big Deal' is a nationally syndicated broadcast and cable television show, that travels the country filming inspirational stories.Each week more than a million people tune in to watch the show.

Co-hosts Rodney Miller (Benton native) and Jann Carl (former Entertainment Tonight host) decided to do more to help people they meet who are facing difficult circumstances. One of those special people is Makanda Williams, a young girl from Franklin County who has a very aggressive and rare form of childhood brain cancer.

Makanda's story will air during commercial breaks of "Small Town Big Deal".

To learn how to help Makanda, visit the Small Town Big Deal website.

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