The Omaha Channel has announced a golfing even to help raise money for a 2-year-old boy’s medical expenses for E. coli treatment. The announcement is below:
Do you like to golf? You can play next month for a good cause.
Last October, five children in Bennington came in contact with E. coli.
The youngest of the group is still battling to recover from the effects of the potentially deadly bacteria.
Nick Fritch’s little body was invaded last fall and it attacked his brain, causing damage. It left the 2-year-old bedridden. Fritch spent a month at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, and now his family provides 24-hour care. He’s still relearning to use his limbs and perform basic acts, like swallowing.
His family said his care is a constant struggle.
“It’s hard to figure out what’s wrong with him,” said Jeanne Fritch, Nick’s mother. “Is he uncomfortable? Is there a pain somewhere, or is he just tying to tell me something?”
“Daily therapy, Monday through Friday, and now we are trying to get him into a program called HETRIC — some horseback riding for him,” said Bret Fritch, Nick’s Father.
All of the medication and therapy is expensive. That’s why some of the Fritch’s friends came up with the idea of a golf outing to raise money. The golf outing is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Players Club at Deer Creek. The deadline for entry is July 19. The fee includes a box lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart and dinner. To find out more information or to register, call (402) 348-0909.