Fund-raising dinner benefits local woman suffering from two diseases

Family and friends of Yvonne Olszewski Wilkinson are holding a Benefit Dinner in her honor July 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 24900 Brest Road in Taylor. The event is set for 6 p.m. to midnight, with dinner served from 7 to 9 p.m.

Yvonne was diagnosed with Fabry's disease in 1997 and recently with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past year, both of her diseases made her paralyzed from the torso down.

Her life is difficult without proper handicap accessible transportation and doorways. All proceeds from the evening will be used to purchase a wheelchair lift van and to open up all doorways at her home.

Tickets to the dinner are $10. The evening also includes a cash bar, raffles, music and fun.

Donations can be made at the dinner or at Charter One Bank, 11275 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195. Donations should be payable to Yvonne Wilkinson.

For more information, call Susie Blake at (734) 374-0019.