The loss of a young child is devastating. Little Deegan was diagnosed with a cavernous brain malformation shortly before his second birthday. He was taken in for surgery right away, but there were complications. His parents, Bailey Johnson and Josh Pramann, were faced with a heart-wrenching decision.
Because they chose to donate Deegan’s organs, three other young children were saved. Deegan’s heart now beats in a 3-year-old, his liver saved a 1-year-old, and a 4-year-old received Deegan’s lower intestines (a very rare transplant procedure). Deegan’s knee cartilage was harvested and will be used to help many patients; it can be kept for up to five years to be used when needed.
The Tri-County Humane Society is utilizing Facebook to run our first ever TCHS Cat Marathon. Including the cats in foster homes, we have 107 cats currently in our care. Fifty-nine more cats are on the schedule to arrive in the next 7 days, and we have nowhere to put them.
We have some amazing adoption promotions which include 2 kittens for the price of 1, allowing customers to name their own price for adult cats (and yes - $0 is an acceptable price!), AND FREE cats for seniors, veterans and military personnel. On top of that, all cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and examined.
For more information, please call the shelter at (320) 252-0896, or come in for a visit!
St. Cloud, Minn.– “More than 120 families requested emergency food assistance due to the power outage and it is expected that the number will increase during the week.” Major Lee Morrison said.
“Not only are we receiving more requests for food, but we also lost all of the food in our own walk-in cooler because of the outage.” Morrison said. “This is the food that would normally be given out to families or used as part of the daily meals provided by the Army. We WILL purchase what is needed to meet the present needs but it does put us behind”, he said. “Fortunately none of the food in the walk-in freezer was lost”.
Even before the “outage”, the needs from the Corps for the basic essentials have been increasing. In the first five months of 2013 The Salvation Army in St. Cloud experienced a 25 percent increase in food requests and meals served and a 36 percent increase in the number of people needing shelter.
The St. Cloud Salvation Army served over 50,000 meals in the last 12 months and distributed over 240 tons of food from their food pantry. They also have an 64-bed emergency shelter with an occupancy rate in the high 90’s, 12-20 percent of which were occupied by children.
Please contact Major Lee, Jim or the the Salvation Army directly at 252-4552 for ways you can help. You can also donate online at www.SalvationArmyNorth/StCloud.org
The Kimball Lions will have their burger stand open from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Willow Creek Park.