September 27, 2010
Kylie Sears, now 3, was born with a tethered spinal cord. Which has now caused her to have bladder and bowel problems. Kylie has undergone 5 major surgeries to detach the spinal cord and attempt to fix her bowels, bladder, and kidney functions. She has also had multiple outpatient procedures while under anesthesia. They recently found out that she will never have full control of her bowels or bladder functions. They are now consulting with several specialists about Kylie’s kidneys which are not growing properly and any other damage there may be.
Kylie’s family is holding a benefit on Saturday, October 16th from noon until 4pm at the Roger Marten Community Center in Mondovi, WI.
There will be a chicken or ham dinner for $6 per plate/ $3.00 per plate for children under 5…There will also be a silent auction, live auction and bake sale.
Donations can be made by calling Barb at (715)926-5817 or Katina at (715)926-4487
Kylie Sears Benefit
203 E. Main St.
Mondovi, WI 54755
tax i.d. # 27-3422744
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
In 2007, Dora Walleser was diagnosed with colon cancer. A tumor was removed and Walleser underwent preventative chemotherapy. However, in April of this year she was informed the cancer was back.
This December the Wallesers will celebrate 19 years together and they now have three children, Natasha (15), Ethan (12) and Michelle (8).
A benefit event is being planned for Saturday, October 16 for the Walleser family at TJ’s Banquet Center in Lansing.
The benefit will start at 2pm with a silent auction, bake sale, gun raffles, live auction at 4:00, pork dinner, and music in the evening. All proceeds will go toward the cost of medical bills.
For further information on the benefit event, or to offer a donation or other assistance, please contact Lisa Welsh at 563-538-4686 or at email@example.com.
September 20, 2010
In January of 2010, Linnea Rowley was diagnosed with Renal Cell Cancer after doctors found a tennis ball size mass on her left kidney and a mass on her right lung.
In February, she had surgery to remove her left kidney. Prognosis after the surgery was very good. However, another CT scan on June 1st revealed that the smaller mass on her right lung had tripled in size and there was now spots on her left lung as well.
Linnea has remained strong through her struggle and will continue to fight this horrific disease. Due to her rising medical costs, her son, Jamie, is hosting a benefit to raise money at All Star Lanes on Sunday, October 3rd starting at 11am.
Also, a benefit account has been set up at Altra Federal Credit Union under “Linnea Rowley Cancer Benefit” if you’d like to donate.
For more information, please contact Jamie Nichols at 608-769-8809.
September 17, 2010
Sonja Conway was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver. The doctors at Mayo have given her less than 3 months to live.
Her husband is a retired construction worker and is on a fixed income of less than $1200 per month. Sonja worked for 23 years as a
care giver for the elderly and disabled through the outreach program of Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. She did their laundry, made their beds, helped them bathe, and did other chores around their house. Due to her terminal illness, she hasn’t been able to work since June 2010.
Sonja’s family is conducting a benefit luncheon for her at Milty’s in Lansing, Iowa on September 25, 2010 from 11:00 to 3 p.m. There will be a buffet (free will donations - no set price), a silent auction, and a raffle for gift certificates from area businesses.
For more information, please feel free to call Kevin Conway at 563-568-7051.
September 2, 2010
Rilee was born on April 29, 2010, by emergency c-section at Grant Regional Health Center. Shortly after birth, she was taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. On May 1st, she was then taken to the Children’s Hospital of Iowa City.
Rilee has been diagnosed with Multifocal Lymphangioendotheliomatosis with Thrombocytopenia (MLT), a rare blood vessel disorder that causes bleeding in the stomach and intestines. There are only 4 diagnosed cases in the state of Wisconsin and between 100-150 worldwide. She has had multiple blood and platelet transfusions and will require life long treatment.
The benefit will be Saturday September 11, 2010, at the Youth & Ag Building in Lancaster. A run/walk, auction and lunch are planned. Times TBD. Cash donations can be sent to First National Bank of Platteville, 305 S. Madison Street, Lancaster, WI 53813, attention Rilee Schmidt Benefit. Other donations of goods and services are welcome.
For more information, please contact Nicki Updike at 608-778-3745 or Linda Snider at 608-794-2224.