A fundraiser for Terri Bray Kersey, Green Township, sister for former St. Lawrence School teacher Rhonda Frank, will be held from 11 a.m. to close Saturday, July 26, at The Public House, Cheviot.
Kersey was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, to raise money and awareness for Eosinophilic Esophagitis or “EE,” an allergic inflammatory condition, often caused by food allergies in children. One of her friends was recently diagnosed with the disease.
She accomplished her goal by raising over $20,000 for research and awareness.
But Kersey was hospitalized in Tanzania the day after her climb when she suffered a stroke. She was left with right-side paralysis that has impacted her ability to speak. Her husband, Greg, flew to Africa to be by her side.