Benefit planned for Dagan Ruckman and Oakleigh Correll
There will be a benefit held at Heritage Hall in Holton on Sunday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 15-year-old Dagan Ruckman and for 19-month-old Oakleigh Correll.
Billed as the “Stand Tall and Breathe Easy Benefit,’’ a pulled pork meal will be offered for a free will donation. There will also be t-shirts for sale, a silent auction and a drawing.
Dagan is the son of Steven and Dallas Ruckman and the grandson of Alfred and Evaline Twombly and Patty Dalsing.
Dagan was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis in September. Idiopathic Scoliosis is a common spinal deformity which affects the curvature of the spine.
Dagan will be undergoing surgery on May 21 at Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, Mo. Post surgery will initially involve days at CMH as well as physical therapy in Overland Park over the course of a few months.
Oakleigh is the daughter of Jake and Samantha Correll and the granddaughter of Keith and Debbie Eubanks and Bill and Susan Correll.
Oakleigh was diagnosed with a very rare condition called Congential Lobar Emphysema (CLE). CLE is a respiratory disorder in which air can enter the lungs, but can’t escape, causing over-inflation of the lobes in the lungs.
Oakleigh will be undergoing surgery on April 6 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Post surgery will initially involve days in the ICU, then she will transitioned to a regular recovery room.
Call the Community HealthCare System Holton Clinic at 364-3205 for more information.