This “Clear Sight” benefit will be a fish fry beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Water Hole, 1920 Market.
A raffle drawing during the Jan. 20 Hannibal Jaycees' Wing Ding raised more than $1,000 for Steve Dungan, who needs a type of eye surgery offered in California.
Dungan's close friend, Kenny Spegal, explained he suffers from retinitis pigmentosa but has a chance to regain his eyesight with a stem cell injection.
“We need to get him to Boston, Mass., for three to four days' analysis testing and then to California for a stem cell injection,” Spegal said.
“He will need to return to California every three months for one year. … All the money raised will go toward airfare, hotel, food and transportation,” Spegal said. Dungan's medical expenses will be paid.
The 50-50 raffle drawing at the Wing Ding was won by Jim Darnell. He donated his $519 prize money back to Dungan, making a total of $1,038 raised at the Wing Ding. Spegal expressed thanks to all who bought tickets and helped with this event.
The public is invited to another fundraiser for Dungan. This “Clear Sight” benefit will be a fish fry beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Water Hole, 1920 Market. A catfish plate with two sides will cost $7.50. It will include entertainment and a raffle for gifts. It will be sponsored by Dunk's Hog Pen Riders and the Water Hole. For more details or to make a donation call 573-248-4503.
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