Open House Benefit for Juan Sanchez

Open House Benefit for Juan Sanchez

June 6th, 2021
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Cornell American Legion (505 Main St. in Cornell, IL)

There will be raffles, bake sale, silent auctions, 50/50 drawing, lucky number boards, photos by Karilee Photography and much more!

Dinner is $10 per person and children under 10 by donation.

Shirts, bracelets, magnetic car decals, and much more for sale.

Juan is battling end stage renal disease

This benefit is to help take the burden off al the endless medical, travel and any other expenses that come about. But it’s not only him and his wife, they are also raising their 3 nieces since his sister passes away in 2016 from need transplants herself. Juan was diagnosed with this disease in 2018 when they found his kidneys were only functioning at 24%. Ever since he has been on dialysis 3 days a week and now his kidneys are only functioning at 2-4% on a good day. Juan has been put on the transplant list multiple times but keeps being taken off due to other health issues because his body isn’t strong enough. He can be put back on the list when his health is better but the doctors don’t anticipate that happening anytime soon with all the new health issues that have occurred or have been found this year. Juas has been diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease with infarct of the left love which is what is causing his brain to shrink, memory loss, balance issues, black outs, etc. Also, hyperparathyroidism, seizure disorder, diabetics, red man syndrome, and neuropathy in his hands, legs, and feet. A lot of his issues have caused him to have difficulty walking on his own. He uses a walker or cane most of the time, but on bad days he has to use a wheelchair. So for now dialysis is the best option for now, and lots of traveling too multiple out of town doctors, hospital stays, medicine changes, and testing all the time.