Almon Dixon benefit Jan. 17

Published 7:08 am Tuesday, January 13, 2009

By Staff
On Saturday Jan. 17, Keeler General Baptist Church will hold a benefit luncheon that will consist of eight different soups/chilis with salad fixings as well as assorted sandwiches – egg salad, tuna, salami, etc.
This benefit is to help this family as Almon Dixon of Sister Lakes suffered a stroke in September 2008 and while being transferred to a Kalamazoo hospital had a blood clot form which caused him to have a heart attack.
By the time he arrived in Kalamazoo at the hospital he was in a coma.
Almon remained in the coma for several weeks before he regained consciousness.
When he regained consciousness he was unable to walk or talk.
He then was placed into a very demanding rehabilitation program and once he regained some of his abilities, he was transferred to Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids for further therapy.
He remained there for several weeks.
He was able to come home in early December and be with his family for Christmas.
He and his wife, Sherry, have been raising their two granddaughters who are now teenagers.
Almon's insurance will not cover all of the medical treatments that he received and the church is trying to help as much as theycan to help them pay these bills.