Cooks for Christ chicken bog benefit to be held on March 8
Cooks for Christ will sponsor a chicken bog benefit for Daniel Cole on March 8 at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road.
Daniel Cole is 25 years old and was born with muscular dystrophy. At the age of nine, he developed problems with his heart and was diagnosed with Cardio Myopathy. He did well over the years with the exception of the muscular dystrophy, which continued to weaken his body.
In March 2017, he was admitted to McLeod ICU and a heart cath revealed that his heart was weak and his organs were full of fluid and were beginning to shut down. He was transferred to MUSC in Charleston and a LVAD (mechanical pump designed to assist the heart pump blood) was implanted. He remained in Charleston for three months so that he could be close to the hospital.
In August 2017 he received a heart transplant. Sadly he experienced complications and was taken back to surgery the next day. He was put on a RVAD, which is a heart pump designed to function externally. He remained in Charleston for 10 weeks after surgery for medication changes and therapy.
Cooks for Christ is raising funds to help with outstanding bills and to help with construction costs to make his home handicap accessible.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Drive through lanes will be open and a bake sale will be held all day.
The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread.
Plates are $7 each and lunch and dinner can be delivered for orders of seven plates or more. To schedule a delivery, complete a delivery form and fax or email according to instructions provided on the form.
To donate, make checks payable to Daniel Cole Medical Fund. For more information, contact Lisa Cole at 843-319-5915, Lindsey Cole at 843-616-7615 or Beverly McKee at 843- 229-0348.