Benefit aids Sittlohs with medical expenses

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Friends of Joel Sittloh turned out for a benefit in his honor on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Bovard’s Camp Ground.

The 1983 graduate of Rising Sun High School was diagnosed with liver disease in March 2015 and is now hoping for a Liver Transplant at IU Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

The fund-raiser included tables of silent auction items, a raffle, corn hole and music by Bogus Hollow.

During the event, Joel (son of Marilyn and the late James Sittloh) reflected on his years of addiction that started after his father died in an accident that saw his car go into the Ohio River near Lesko Park site in Aurora.

At age 15, Joel began drinking and over the years has used a variety of drugs except cocaine. He no longer uses drugs and is a member of Narcotics Anonymous.

He and his wife Paula have an 18-year old daughter Olivia and live in Cincinnati.

If you were unable to attend, you can make monetary donations at any Friendship State Bank location.