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Benefit for Brian Pilarski

by jmaloni
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 07:00 am

Our dear friend, Brian Pilarski, was recently diagnosed with an intestinal fistula. The past few months have been particularly difficult as Brian has been in and out of the hospital numerous times. He has had multiple complications, infections, surgeries, etc.

Brian is a 29 year-old graduate of Bishop Timon High School and St. Bonaventure University. He has served with the New York Army National Guard (1/108 INF and 2/101 101 CAV) and works as the executive director at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center. Brian is the devoted husband of Jennifer and father of a beautiful 1-year-old baby girl, Grace. These two angels are the core of this loving, caring man. Brian recently was forced to take partial leave from his job at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center to begin recovery.

In January of this year, Brian had an emergency surgery for an obstruction in his intestines caused by scar tissue in his abdomen. Following the surgery, he spent five days in the ICU and nine more days in the hospital recovering. Recently, Brian was hospitalized for more than two months for more intestinal obstruction and a fistula on his intestines. Currently, Brian cannot eat any solid foods, hooks up to a TPN line in the evenings for his nutrition, and receives multiple injections per day.

He has a long recovery ahead of him with another surgery needed in the near future (within a year). Brian and his family are facing astronomical medical bills due to his fistula.

Brian is always helping others. Now let's get together and help him. Please help support Brian by coming to his benefit event at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.

Tickets include snacks, draft beer, pop and an exceptional time with friends and family. In addition, there will be a cash bar for liquor of choice, 50/50s, a Chinese auction, and big item raffles.

Donation is $20, and tickets are available at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., by calling Wayne Howard (716-603-7150) or Rita Carluccio (716-822-5094) and at the door. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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