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.