Kara was diagnosed with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) in August of 2010. She has had many FPIES reactions and complications that have lead to numerous hospitalizations and specialist appointments. It was a huge sigh of relief to finally have some answers and a diagnosis, however we have to remind ourselves daily that this is a very serious disease and this is only the beginning of the long road we have in front of us.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Benefit

Saturday, October 29th, some of the most amazing friends and family we could ask for held a benefit for Kara and our family. The response received surpassed all expectations as our small communities came together in support. With the help and direction of two wonderful women, our fire department, which Brian is a seven year member of, and auxilliary, this event included a silent auction, bake sale, raffle, and spaghetti dinner.

The funds we received from this benefit have taken a huge weight off of our shoulders as we are able to pay off the last two years of maxing deductibles and out of pockets, traveling expenses since Kara's specialists are all two and a half hours away, and covering daily expenses since my days home with her seem to be increasing more and more lately!

The timing of this event was wonderful as Kara went back on her elemental diet and failed her first food re-trial. What we have in our small, wonderful community is more support than we ever could have asked for.

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