In July 2012, Julie Smith, wife of Brian Smith and mother of Josee and Jacob Smith, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). At this time, a surgery that has the chance to maintain Julie’s quality of life is unavailable in Canada. However, such a surgery is currently available overseas and in the USA. The procedure is called CCSVI Liberation. At present, there is no cure for MS, but this procedure is her best chance at leading a normal life. The cost of this procedure is over $13,000. To help raise funds for the procedure there is going to be a two night benefit concert, and a website has also been set up.
This is a two day event at La Maison on February 15th and 16th from 9:00pm to 2:00 am both nights, tickets are $5 per person per night, and advance tickets are available at La Maison. This event features ten bands: On Friday: Shake The Tree, Whiskey Sour, Heatley and Freakboy, and Maximum 80. On Saturday: Elly May, The Trevor Walsh Group, Lovesick Mistress, Switchgear and headlining will be Heroes Fall. Details on what the benefit is for you can go to help-ms.com for more information. There will also be 50/50 draws, raffles and calendars for sale to help with donations. Donations can also be made online at help-ms.com
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