Danielle King-Klaber is a part-time 911 Dispatcher for Pendleton County, KY and works full-time at the Kenton County 911 Dispatch Center, KY. She is 26 years old, married and the mother of two girls ages 3 and 6. She has spent her entire adult life working in 911 Centers on the front lines of helping others.
In October of 2013, doctors found an extremely large aneurysm in the main artery of her brain. Danielle was admitted to University Hospital in Cincinnati were she underwent an intricate, two-part surgical procedure. The main artery in her left arm was removed and used to by-pass the aneurysm in her brain. In addition, it was during this surgery that doctors discovered Danielle has a very serious vein disease and the prognosis for her continued survival and quality of life is not very promising.
Since her operation, Danielle has not been able to dispatch on a full time basis. She is trying hard to work as many hours as the doctor will allow, but there are days when side effects from the surgery make it physically impossible for her to function on the job. This leaves a young couple with two small children trying to make a living on one income. The challenges they face are many…mounting medical bills, the everyday expenses of rent, utilities, food, transportation, the stress of a debilitating disease and the uncertain future that comes with it.
In hopes of relieving some of the financial burden this serious health problem has brought about, a benefit for Danielle is being held on April 19th. The responder community is coming together during this benefit, with leaders of various response units volunteering for a pie in the face (dollar per vote) fund raiser. There will be silent auctions, live auctions and a spaghetti dinner with a “guns and hoses” spaghetti sauce cook off competition. A flyer for the event is attached and links for the website, Facebook and PayPal follow:
- Website: http://bit.ly/dkkbenefit
- FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/daniellekingklaberbenefit
- PayPal: http://bit.ly/DKKPayPal