Benefit to Be Held for "Micro Premature" Girl
The benefit begins at 5:00 PM Saturday at the Elks Lodge. Dinner will be pulled pork, baked beans and potato salad. A DJ will start playing music at 8:00 PM. Raffle tickets will be available with prizes furnished by local business. Tickets can also be purchased separately by texting 618-367-1720 or 618-367-6105.
People are also encouraged to collect and bring can tabs to the benefit for the Ronald McDonald House. Stevenson says his family has been blessed by the McDonald House, but other costs continue to grow. "There's just every day-to-day living expenses. Preparing food and that sort of thing is out of the equation, so you're constantly eating out, two adults, three meals a day. There's travelling back-and-forth, which isn't far, but to go and do anything else around the city adds up very quickly," Stevenson said.
Stevenson says doctors originally thought Sydni may have to stay hospitalized for close to a year, but are now optimistic she may be able to leave near her original due date on January 30th.
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