Benefit For Texoma Musician

Put on your dancin' boots and come and enjoy a fun country and western dance and silent auction Saturday to benefit Jeannie Klump.

The White Horse Gospel Band will play at Texoma Cowboy Church, 919 US Hwy. 281 South, in Wichita Falls.

It will be at 7 p.m. All donations will help with Jeannie's medical and travel expenses.

To donate a silent auction item call Cindy at (940) 733-5173.

Jeannie started having stomach trouble two years ago. She went to a Wichita Falls doctor who referred her to a doctor in Ft. Worth. Her blood count had dropped down to a six, and she needed two blood transfusions. The Ft. Worth doctors reattached her colon. It was coming apart and causing bleeding. She felt good for about three months and then started having the blood problems again in October 2010. Because of an antibody that was attacking red blood cells, she became severely anemic. So, they started giving her iron infusion therapy. After several treatments that failed, they tried a third kind of infusion.  She had more problems.

There are only five kinds of infusions to treat what she has, and she was on the fourth kind for the past few months. Her body is incapable of making red blood cells and without this treatment she would die. The doctor in Wichita Falls has no answers so we were referred to Houston. The teams of doctors in Houston have been doing multiple tests and surgeries.