New Year's Eve Benefit For Brittney Samuelson, Dec. 31

The Sidney VFW is hosting a benefit on Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. for Brittney Samuelson, Sidney who was diagnosed with cirrhosis.

There will be live music by Brett Herron, a free-will chili feed, silent auction, 50/50 tickets, and for every fireball order, 75¢ is donated to Samuelson. 

The benefit is designed to help offset medical expenses while traveling for care and waiting for a transplant. 

"We encourage everyone to come for the benefit. We are hoping to raise money for her as she is facing a lot of medical bills and there are many more to come. Brittney needs a lot of money to get a liver transplant," said VFW Manager, Betty Williams.

Samuelson has been receiving weekly paracentesis to remove excess fluid from her stomach and needs a liver transplant in the next coming months. She has been in the hospital several times for CT scans, blood work, and paracentesis. Her meld numbers indicate that she is not a viable recipient of a live donor so she must be on the transplant list until a deceased donor becomes available.

Currently, she is being evaluated at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, and struggles with ongoing swelling, headaches, confusion, and has trouble speaking. 


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