McKenna Nicole Knipp was born on February 4 2014, at the Fulton County Health Center following a normal pregnancy and delivery. Within the first 24 hours following her birth, McKenna was transported to Toledo Children’s Hospital. After seven days, McKenna was then transported to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After many tests and procedures, McKenna has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as “CHARGE Syndrome”. As a result of this disorder, McKenna has two large holes in her heart that will require surgery, is unable to swallow and protect her airways, and is receiving her nutrition through a G-Tube. With this diagnosis, McKenna will be facing many challenges duing life; some of which are unknown at this time. Mckenna is the daughter of Wade and Whitney (Weber) Knipp of Archbold. Grandparents are Steve and Molly Knipp of Archbold, and Roger and Beth Weber of Pettisville.
To help offset the ongoing medical expenses, Don’s Automotive Group Wauseon along with Wade and Whitney’s families and friends will be hosting a Benefit on April 26, 2014 at the Pettisville Missionary Church from 4:30pm – 8:00pm. Dinner will be a Freewill Donation. Come enjoy a 50/50 raffle, games for the kids, an auction and bake sale.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make all checks payable to “McKenna Knipp Benefit” and drop them off at Don’s Automotive Group or send to Don’s Automotive Group 720 N Shoop Ave Wauseon OH 43567 Attn: Becky Coopshaw.