Benefit aids couple with medical costsA spaghetti dinner benefit for Karla and Jim Hanson runs 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1708 John Ave.
A spaghetti dinner benefit for Karla and Jim Hanson runs 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 1708 John Ave.
Karla had her fourth transplant this year. Shortly after recovering from the last surgery, she became ill with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). She was hospitalized again and a coma was induced to aid her recovery. She is now receiving ongoing treatment for skin cancer caused by anti-rejection drugs. Jim retired from his job as a social worker to care for her.
Later, he began a new job, but was unable to work because of low energy. He was then diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He started receiving chemotherapy in Duluth, but his initial bone marrow tests showed no improvement. He has since transferred to Minneapolis for more extensive treatment.
The cost for adults $9 and children 6 to 12, $5, and children 5 and under free. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.We will also be selling Raffle tickets for some wonderful items.
If you can’t make it and still wish to help, you can send donation to: Benefit Fund for Karla and Jim Hanson, Superior Savings Bank, 1130 Tower Ave., Superior. For advanced tickets, call Patsy Luder, 394-3725; Linda Eliason, 392-3455; or Donna Quist, 394-7433.