Fundraiser for Christina Franks Tonight

Christina Franks
Christina Franks

A fish fry fundraiser is set for tonight at the Knox Moose Family Center to benefit the family of Knox Middle School student Christina Franks.

Christina, 13, is in need of a heart transplant. She was diagnosed with an enlarged heart two years ago and was hospitalized in July at Riley Hospital for Children as the left ventricle in her heart was failing. She did have surgery in August to install an exterior heart pump which has taken over the work of her heart until she receives a heart transplant.

Christina has suffered a couple of setbacks. She suffered a stroke after a surgery to install a pacemaker and heart defibrillator and this has affected the movement in her arms and legs.

The fish fry is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT at the Knox Moose Family Center. An $8.00 ticket may be purchased at Cambe Chevrolet or at the DeMotte State Bank. Tickets are also available at the door. An auction will also be held during the fish fry.

Other fundraisers are planned to help the family in the next few weeks. Tickets are available for purchase to win a microwave and those will be available at the fish fry or at Bowlaway Lanes in Knox. You may also buy chances to win a great dessert for your family Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the bowling alley beginning at 6 p.m.