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Dog Days of Summer Art Show
August 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Come join us this Saturday at Gallery B for a one day sale! Mimosas and art!!! Gallery B has a collective of 6 Artists representing oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography 2d artwork.
A portion of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to Laurie Kopec’s daughter Rachel, for her recovery:
During her third trimester, Rachel Barkley experienced a bit of wobble and weakness in her right leg. For three years prior she had terrible neck/shoulder pain, During labor her pain returned full force. Her right leg was also weak and didn’t seem to be getting better. But again family and doctors chalked this up to pregnancy side effects.
It wasn’t until Tuesday morning June 11, 2019 Rachel went to the ER because she had lost 90% of the movement and strength in her right leg. She was unable to move her leg although there has never been any pain or numbness and full feeling remained. Due to her neck and shoulder pain and a prior doctor’s recommendation we requested an upper spine MRI just to get at the cause of her pain. The results the next day were unexpected. A “lesion” was revealed in her upper spinal cord continuing down to the middle of her back. .
The neurosurgeon returned with a clearer picture of the road ahead. The tumor is unusually large, especially for a female her age. He thinks the tumor is either an ependymona or an astrocytomas. If it’s an ependymona then the extraction is relatively easier. If it’s an astrocytoma, they would take out less since that type tends to bond with the spinal cord tissue. After surgery there is a long road of physical therapy, potential chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. After a couple of months and surgeries on August 2nd, 2019 she had her first kick in her right leg, everyday is a step forward to recovery. For more about this amazing recovery and to donate visit http://bit.ly/2KCjlo6