July 27, 2017
The Brillion News
KELLNERSVILLE – A benefit for Lynk Kimmel and his parents, Brittany and Chris Kimmel, will be held on Saturday, August 5, from 1-8 p.m. at the Kellnersville Fire Station. The day will include food, games, a 50/50 raffle, bucket raffles, Reedsville cover band Half Kocked and DJ Big Soundz.
Lynk Kimmel was born on October 8, 2016, 12 weeks premature. He was discharged from the hospital on December 18, but one day later, his parents noticed Lynk was turning blue and called 911. After doing well for a few days, Lynk’s heart stopped working correctly on Christmas Day.
Lynk was transferred to American Family Children’s hospital in Madison where he was diagnosed with hydronephrosis, which is the swelling of a kidney to a backup of urine. The Hydronephrosis caused him to have high blood pressure. He was also diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). With PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs between two major arteries connected to the heart.
Lynk was also diagnosed with an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). ASD is where a “hole” in the wall separates the top two chambers of the heart. This defect allows oxygen-rich blood to leak into the oxygen-poor blood chambers in the heart. Lynk has been taken by ambulance to Madison four times in two months.
Brittany, who went to Reedsville High School and lives in Kellnersville, is unable to return to work with Lynk in and out of the hospital and nurses coming to the house. The benefit will assist the family with medical expenses from the multiple hospitals that Lynk has been in and out of.