A three-year-old named Roger Wedlake has a rare heart condition, which has required him to undergo several surgeries within the past few weeks.
â??Baby Rogerâ?? as people call him, suffers from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a form of congenital heart disease. A friend of the family put together a benefit for him Sunday, which was held at the Jimmy Jones Shelter in Greater Ottumwa Park. Festivities included a DJ, cake walk, silent and live auction to help raise money for the family.
â??Heâ??s in Iowa City, and this family just needs some help with their expenses,â?? Wilda Reid said. â??You know it cost a lot of money to stay up there, so weâ??re all here today having a great time.â??
If you would like to make a donation to Rogerâ??s family you can do so at any Community 1st Credit Union by writing a check to a savings account started by Roger's Godfather Brad Babberl called â??Donations for Roger Wedlake.â??