A silent auction for former Windsor resident Kelley Sperry will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 11th St.
According to Kelley’s friend Lindsey Whittall, Kelley suffers from Parry Romberg syndrome, a rare disorder that is attacking her brain, causing Kelley to have up to 80 seizures a day.
As a result of the seizures, Whittall said Kelley has lost her job, driver’s licence and most of her independence as the seizures have increased.
Kelley has been paired with a seizure response dog, Kobi, but he is very expensive, Whittall said.
Whittall said the silent auction is to help pay for Kobi and his training, as well as raise extra money that can help pay for some of Kelley’s medical bills.
Whittall said this is also Epilepsy Awareness Month, so she is hoping to bring awareness and educate people about epilepsy and seizure response dogs by doing this event.
Some of the auction items currently are: a suite at the Budweiser Events Center for a Colorado Eagles hockey game; dinner for two at the Candlelight Dinner Theater; a condo stay in Steamboat Springs; a selection of miscellaneous gift bags; Ray Ban sunglasses from America’s Best Eyeglasses and Contacts; a free dog grooming from Purrrfect Paws; one month free pet yard clean up from Fetchpoop.com; pet CPR class certificates; jewelry; designer bags; computer supplies and other items.
If anyone has questions regarding the event or if you would like to donate something to the silent auction, contact Whittall at (970) 302-0934. Auction items must be in by Wednesday.