Fundraiser for Kaylee Helton on Feb. 8 at Lincoln Knights of
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On Saturday, Feb. 8, the
Lincoln Knights of Columbus Hall will host an afternoon fundraiser for
The event begins at 3 p.m. and will last as long as people want to
stay. Included in the afternoon of fun will be a pulled pork meal,
live and silent auctions, live entertainment and a 50-50 drawing.
T-shirts, cozies and bracelets will also be available.
Donations for the auctions are welcome and needed. People with
auction items to donate are asked to contact any of the following:
Tiffany Davidson, 217-737-9439
Admission and meal tickets will be available at the door, with
the proceeds going to support Kaylee and her family as she deals
with a serious illness that requires a great deal of medical
Kaylee is the daughter of Missy Helton and J.R. Eskew. Kaylee
fell ill on Oct. 30, 2013, and has since been undergoing treatment
at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
She has been diagnosed with primary antiphospholipid syndrome, an
autoimmune disorder that causes abnormal clotting of the blood. She
developed catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, a very rare subset
of the syndrome, which caused multiple blood clots in several
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While undergoing testing and treatment, she developed
heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, a condition that causes blood
clots and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a heart condition.
Although there is no cure for antiphospholipid syndrome, she and
her family will continue to travel to and from St. Louis for
An account has been set up at CEFCU for the family. To make a
monetary donation, visit any CEFCU location or mail a check to the
Kaylee Helton Benefit.