Chicken bog benefit planned for Lena
A chicken bog benefit will be held on Nov. 10 for four-year old Lena Wrenn Banning.
This beautiful little girl has autism, epilepsy, various other neurological disorders and intellectual disabilities. She has also been diagnosed with IQSEC2 Gene Mutation, an extremely rare genetic disorder on one of her X chromosomes. Very little is known about this rare genetic disorder, its progression or Lena Wrenn’s prognosis for the future.
Lena Wrenn has numerous types of seizures which occur while awake and asleep. Some of the seizures cause her to stop breathing. As a result, she has been hospitalized and often needed resuscitation. SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) can occur. Depending on the severity of the seizure, a regression is noted in both her intellectual development and physical skills.
Although she is 4 years old, she acts like an 18-month-old. She is not aware of environmental dangers, nor does she process pain the same as others. Since she is non-verbal, she can not say when she is hurt or in distress.
The purpose for the benefit is to help raise the funds to get a Canine Angels Service Dog for Lena Wrenn. He will be her constant companion and could very well save her life. These dogs are extensively trained to ensure her safety, protection, comfort and to alert adults when their human is in pain or distress and to detect oncoming seizures.
This benefit is sponsored by The Hanna Family and IPM Property Management Inc. Chicken bog will be served at 2121 West Palmetto Street, (behind Tidal Wave Car Wash, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plates will include chicken bog, string beans, coleslaw and bread for $7.50 a plate. Homemade baked goods will be sold on site for $1 each, as well as whole cakes, pies and pans of brownies.
Checks should be made payable to Lena Wrenn Banning Charity Benefit.
Call Jennifer at 843-992-8658 for more information.