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Medical costs high for Sun Prairie tot with stomach disorder

Boy, 23 months old, requires around-the-clock care    

The family and friends of a Sun Prairie tot with a mysterious digestive disorder will hold a benefit for his medical expenses on Jan. 26.

Kellan Meinke, 23 months, has been suffering from stomach and intestinal tract problems since he was 2 weeks old. His parents Jesse and Vanessa Meinke said they spent most of the summer and fall of 2012 at the Children’s Hospital with Kellan, where he has to have his stomach emptied via tube daily and is fed through a tube to his heart.

The cost to care for Kellan is high; dad Jesse receives medical benefits through his service in the Army National Guard, but equipment, medicines, a suction machine, medical crib and other expenses are not covered.

A benefit to cover his medical expenses is set for Jan. 26 at The Round Table in Sun Prairie.

Admission is free, and attendees will be able to enjoy a number of activities, including a silent auction, adult and kids prize drawings and a 50/50 drawing. Children’s games and activities will also be offered. The night’s entertainment will be provided by The Soggy Prairie Boys from 7-9 p.m.

-IF YOU GO-                               

  • WHAT: Benefit for 23-month-old Kellan Meinke
  • WHERE: The Round Table at 1611 N. Bristol St., Sun Prairie
  • WHEN: Jan. 26 4-9 p.m.
  • COST: Free admission, money is raised through silent auction, drawings, games, activities, etc.
  • INFO: Contact event coordinators Beth Zimmerman at 608-206-1542 or Sharon Ouimette at 608-576-3798

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