Benefit for Miller family Saturday

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A benefit for Ann and Rick Miller will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Rising Sun Senior Citizen Center. Rick is a 16 year veteran of the Rising Sun Police Department,

The event will include food, a silent auction, music by Night Song, cornhole, a Dunk the Cop booth, and kid’s activities. There will also be a Poker Run the day of the benefit.

Registration for the Poker Run starts at 10:30 a.m. at Rockies Bar and Grill and starts at noon. Cost is $15 for singles and $30 for couples. T-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event for $15. All proceeds will go toward purchasing a TrackMaster chair. For more information, contact Sandy Kinzer at (812) 584-5084.

In 2006, Ann Miller suffered from what doctors thought was a massive stroke nearly two weeks after giving birth to her youngest daughter (Alanna), and slipped into a coma.

Miller, who miraculously came out of the coma, was diagnosed with a very rare condition called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).

Due to the condition, Miller has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 10 years. She has little to no feeling on her left side, and she also suffers from neurological blindness which seriously affect her vision.

Family members of Miller have created a GoFundMe page in order to raise money to purchase her a TrackMaster power chair. TrackMaster chairs are built in Rising Sun and have tracks instead of wheels, which allows for the chair to be used in the yard, and most other terrains.

Travis Underwood, the TrackMaster inventor and owner, let Ann use the chair while on a recent trip back home to Mississippi.

The GoFundMe campaign has already raised $5,045. The campaign has a $15,000 goal.