In 2011, Dearborn resident and Executive Assistant Melissa Kania had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic prescribed to her.
This allergic reaction has caused her to have vanishing bile duct syndrome, and more than a year later, she is in need of a liver transplant.
Though Kania is high on the waiting list, her family and friends are looking to make sure that finances are not a problem as she recovers, and are hosting two fundraisers to help.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held for Kania on June 2 at St. Mary’s School, located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road in Pinckney.
According to the Kania family, “We are looking for you all to join us so that we can get Melissa the medical care she needs as well as help her with any bills that needs to be paid while she is recovering as she does not have insurance to cover those bills nor is she able to get it.”
The dinner will run from 6:15-8 p.m., with live music and drinks continuing until 10:30 p.m. Dinner is a $10 donation, the live music is a $5 donation. Kids ages four and under are admitted free, while kids ages 5-12 are admitted for $5.
A table for eight can be reserved in advance for $75.
I Care 4 U Fashion Show
A second fundraiser for Kania will be held June 25 at Park Place, located at 23400 Park Street in Dearborn.
The I Care 4 U Fashion Show, hosted by Your Entourage Agency and the Academy of Creative Artistic Productions, will bring together professional and community models in a fashion show in Kania’s honor. The event will run 6-8:30 p.m. June 25.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on the host website.
Additionally, one participant of the fashion show will receive a scholarship worth up to $1,800. A casting call for models will be held June 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the East Dearborn DDA, located at 13746 Michigan Ave.
Models should be between the ages of 6-17. An appointment can be made by calling 734-224-3776.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
PayPal: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Roxanne Kania-Slotnick C/O Benefit for Melissa Kania
11774 Tamarina Ct. Pinckney, MI 48169
Direct Deposit: At any TCF Bank location, make a donation to Benefit of Melissa Kania.