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Let's help Desiree and her family with the ongoing medical and daily living expenses incurred from a "freak" spinal injury.

In June a remarkable woman/friend/family member fell victim to a "freak" spinal injury.  A disc in Desiree's neck broke sending a small part of the bone to lodge in her spinal column.  This caused her to become paralyzed from the chest down.  After enduring emergency surgery she spent the next 7 weeks in the hospital.  She was sent home to continue her recovery and rehabilitation.  After running 5 marathons, 2 ultras, competing in 6 figure contests to a paraplegic is tough for her to swallow.  Not to mention the battles with insurance, home alterations and vehicle modifications.....she has a long road ahead of her.

We are hosting a benefit at the American Legion on Legionnaire Drive (off Rt. 31) in Cicero on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 1 - 6 pm to help raise money for her deductibles, medical bills, (Currently over $60,000), yearly medical/prescription costs, needed equipment, home and auto modifications and more.  We are requesting a $10 door donation.  In return there will be lots of great food, cash bar, soda, raffles, a 50/50 and live music.  

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This benefit is only as successful as the people who come together to produce it.  Let me know if you can donate anything for a raffle or volunteer to help us out.   (

We appreciate all the support, love and prayers family and friends send her way!

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