Benefit dinner, auction held Saturday in Prague for Kari White, family

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On December 10, 2019, Kari White prepared her three children for school and went to work like any normal day.

That night, Kari was rushed to Oklahoma Heart Hospital after suffering her first heart attack at the age of 35.

A healthy and active registered nurse, wife and mother of three young children, she suffered another heart attack and coded.

Kari was then diagnosed with SCAD – Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is a rare disease and mainly affects young women during pregnancy and soon after childbirth. It is also known to occur in male and female athletes after strenuous exercise. Most patients with SCAD do not have the normal risk factors for coronary heart disease. The symptoms of SCAD are the same as those experienced during a heart attack. Women may be more prone to SCAD.

Kari will live to tell the story of what happened over the next few days and how she fought all odds to get home with her husband and children on Christmas Eve.

She will be in cardiac rehabilitation and recovery for several weeks before she can even discuss if and when she can return to work.

Kari has been treated and has unfortunately been hospitalized and even flown by helicopter on several occasions since her first heart attack on December 10, 2019.

A fundraising dinner will be held in Prague on Saturday to raise awareness and help Kari and her family.

Kari graduated from high school in Prague and registered nurse at the community hospital in Prague. She resides in Wewoka with her family.

The Indian Taco Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 29 at the Prague Community Center. Dinner includes: Taco, dessert and drink for $ 8 (pay at the door)

There will be silent auction items of varying values ​​such as the African Safari Hunt in South Africa valued at over $ 10,500, numerous overnight packages and getaways, furniture for the home and the outside. clothing and accessories and more.

For more information, you can visit the FB benefits page: #CARISTRONG BENEFIT.

All proceeds will go to Kari. contact Liz Blocker at 405-4888-5735 or Jennifer Mlynek at 405-567-7555 for more information.


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