$20,000 raised for pastor’s sick daughter

Staff writer

Kathy Davis was shocked and afraid when she learned her 24-year-old daughter Rachel was diagnosed with kidney failure.

Rachel Davis, currently in her last semester at the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina, has received expensive treatments for kidney disease since October. Her doctor is still trying to determine if medicine can be used to increase kidney function or if Rachel Davis needs to go on dialysis. She has already been told that her immune system would reject a kidney transplant.

Clark Davis is the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Tampa and Trinity Lutheran Church in Ramona. Kathy Davis was not surprised with the response from the community.

With the help of the Morris-Marion County Thrivent Chapter, a Feb. 17 soup luncheon and silent auction raised $20,000 to pay for Rachel Davis’ medical bills.

“The whole benefit was a real blessing,” Kathy Davis said. “We’re totally overwhelmed with response from Tampa community and Ramona community. Our family is very grateful.”

 

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