BASS LAKE – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, upstairs at Ducey’s on the Lake in support of Megan O’Cana. Tera Greathouse and Jodi Mikesell are the sponsors for Megan’s HOW dinner.
“Megan is a mother of four children ages two to ten,” say organizers. “Megan’s daughter Savanah was recently diagnosed with Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EOE) which causes extreme abdominal pains for which there is no known cure.” This comes on top of husband Greg’s uncontrollable grand mal seizures, which began in August of 2010 and continue to occur about four to six times a day.
“Megan has been experiencing a very hectic schedule with all of Savanah’s doctor appointments, while trying to care for the rest of her family, including her husband who can’t be left alone for long periods of time,” adds the HOW team. “Megan is a very devoted mother and wife, and despite all these hardships, she still manages to volunteer her time as a leader with the Awana kids club.”
Those participating in the HOW benefit dinner place $10 or more toward a contribution for Megan, and pay for their own dinners. Proceeds from the evening go directly to the month’s recipient — Megan for October — at the end of the evening.
“Everyone is invited to attend the dinner. Come enjoy great food, make new friends, maybe win a prize drawing item or five, and surround Megan and her family with support. You’ll be so glad you did!”
RSVP to HOW organizers at (559) 658-5428.
How members believe that “one woman giving $10 can buy another woman’s lunch. Ten women giving $10 can buy another woman’s groceries. One hundred women giving $10 can change another woman’s life. This is how HOW works.”
Curious about this nonprofit organization or interested in becoming a sponsor?