Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
A spaghetti dinner benefit for Sarah Gohman, daughter of Steve and Sue Gohman, is planned for Saturday, May 8. The dinner is from 4-8 p.m. at the American Legion in Kimball. Dinner is $7 for adults, children 10 and under are $4, and age 3 and under are free. A silent auction will be from 4-8:30 p.m. Drinks and Karaoke are from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Main Street Pub in Kimball with proceeds benefitting Sarah.
To make a donation, call Steve Gohman at (320) 249-7000, Tom Ehlinger at (320) 250-2411, or Eric Blommer at (320) 333-5579, or mail to Sarah Gohman Benefit, PO Box 121, Kimball MN 55353 (checks payable to Sarah Gohman Benefit).
Sarah has a rare and incurable blood disease called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP).This is a rare, life-threatening, multi-system disorder that attacks the blood. This disease is not curable but can be put into remission. Sarah spent the next 28 days in the hospital receiving treatments to stabilize her. She is now at home, but spends three days a week receiving a treatment called plasmapheresis. This procedure is used to put the TTP into remission. TTP is a very unpredictable disease and can take anywhere from a few months to a year to get into remision. Sarah's kidneys may function on their own. If not, she will need a transplant. At this time, Sarah is only allowed to work limited hours, causing her to lose her employer-provided benefits. Now that she has a pre-existing condition, she is unable to obtain insurance elsewhere.