Strassburg Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit meal for Troy and Eileen Schmidt related to their daughter’s medical condition.
Ruby Schmidt has spent 15 percent of her 15 month life at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
She was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Noonan’s disease which created a heart murmur. She has had two surgeries for her heart condition.
She currently eats five times a day with the aid of a feeding pump. Troy Schmidt hopes Ruby will naturally grows out of the need for the pump, although the Schmidt’s met other parents with who have a 14-year-old daughter with Noonan’s syndrome who still needs to eat with a feeding pump.
Despite her medical condition, Ruby is an alert, happy, and talkative baby, Troy Schmidt said. She is even starting to play with her 2-year-old brother Noah.
Noonan’s syndrome will be a lifelong struggle for Ruby and she will need to take several trips back to Kansas City for treatments. The benefit meal is for future costs
The meal will be a pulled pork supper from 5 to 7 p.m. March 5 at the Marion City Building. All proceeds from the meal itself will go to the Schmidts. Donations to the church are welcome to help cover the costs of the meal. If more funds are donated than actual costs, those additional funds will go to the Schmidts.
Each business making donations will receive a receipt for tax deduction.
Checks should be written to Strassburg Baptist Church and mailed to Martha Krispense. 1641 230th St., Marion, Ks, 66861, by Feb. 24, or call (620) 381-2870 to have checks picked up at your place of business.