Brothers and sisters. And nieces...front and left, is my cousin, Tammy Deedrick. She and Dad were close, and she was first biker in the procession. Because family does.
And now it's time for us to do. Tammy's 11-year-old son, Seth Deedrick, had heart surgery last Saturday. There were complications with a mytral valve replacement, and he ended up coming home with a shiny new pacemaker.
As you can imagine, it's been a stressful time. Seth showed up for surgical prep a few weeks ago, and his surgery was postponed. Nothing like getting a kid—and his Mom, for heck sake—along with all of the community all stressed out and then postponing! As luck would have it, they ran into this group of soldiers from the U.S. Air Force when they got back to the hotel, and they all gathered around for this photo. Tammy asked that if I posted this photo on my blog, I tell those guys thank you, and God Bless.
As we are all aware, medical expenses of any sort are exorbitant, and we're rallying to alleviate those costs for the Deedrick family. There's a big-big fund-raising party this Sunday at The Stop, on North 45 in Urbana to raise some bucks to help them out. There will be a motorcycle rodeo, music, food, fun, and a donation jar. Please come on out, whether you have 5 bucks or 10 or 50...every little bit counts.
Benefit for Seth Deedrick Medical Bills
Sunday, August 14, 2011
12:00 -9:00 p.m.
The Stop Bar & Grill
3515 N. Cunningham Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Live music, featuring Renegade, Triple OT Buck, and AD/HD
Seth is recovering well, and we're hoping that he'll be able to make a short appearance sometime Sunday afternoon.