Dinners are $9.00 for adults $6 for children under 12 and 2 and under eat free! Dinners will be served until 6:00 PM.
The drawing for the Chinese auction will start at 5:30. If you cannot make the benefit and would like to donate please contact Tammy Perkins Home- 814-848-7583 Cell-814-203-8712 or message Jessica Perkins through facebook!
Thank you for all of your support to make this a successful benefit! Our hearts are truly grateful <3 span="">3> We are trying to keep this a surprise for Miranda, so please do not message her regarding the benefit.
Oct 2014 my doctor informed me I had Auto-immune Hepatitis, so I bought a book on liver disease and felt somewhat at ease because with Autoimmune Hepatitis you can go into remission. Then I started reading about other liver diseases and read about Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). I remember thinking I am grateful I did not have PSC because as I read about the horror of it and the symptoms, it read to pretty much be a death sentence. Little did I know 2 weeks later I would be sitting in a doctor's office who informed me I do indeed have PSC.
The ride home with my husband was mostly silent; I think we were both in shock. When we arrived home and sent the babysitter home, Aliyah was napping and Neil (4 months at the time) was awake. As I held him I broke down uncontrollably sobbing. I remember thinking with all the horrible men of this generation (unfortunately I just met too many) I want to be there to raise one good man, I want to be there for my daughter and teach her independence, strength, compassion, and to always be comfortable in her own skin. Now the only wish I had was to watch my children grow up.
Another huge adjustment for me was accepting that I could no longer do the job I was paid to do. Accepting that I no longer had the strength to "fight though it and fake it." Not only did I have the struggle of losing a job I learned to love, but also leaving a unit who really cared and I adored them so.
The last 5 weeks have been the hardest. I have stayed in a hospital longer than I have been home. I was just informed that I am in bad shape and a liver transplant is needed sooner than later. My doctors have asked me if I have any other living donors besides Chris just in case he is not a match. He wants to have back-up plans in place.
He doesn't think I will survive waiting for a deceased donor, so living donor is my only option. I am grateful, in a way, because the one thing this has taught me is to love harder and to appreciate life. I am so motivated to beat this and make the most of my life. After all this mess is done and I am healthy again, I vow to serve others because I know what it is like to fight for your life. One of Miranda's friends has been accepted as her live donor!
Her insurance will cover a portion of the hospital expense, but not all of it. We have no idea what this is going to end up costing them in medical expenses. Thank you to all those who have shared Miranda's story, who pray for her and who have donated to help her and her family!!!!!