Benefit set for Spring Valley diabetic seeking pancreas transplantA benefit is planned for Scott Hunter of Spring Valley, who has long had diabetes and is now seeking a pancreas transplant.
By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald
SPRING VALLEY—A benefit is planned for a Spring Valley man who has long had diabetes and is now seeking a pancreas transplant.
The benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 2 p.m. at the Elmwood Rod and Gun Club for Scott Hunter, 41. Hunter’s pancreas doesn’t work, his wife Angie said Thursday.
“We’re waiting for that phone call,” Mrs. Hunter said, adding if they get it, they’ll have two hours to get to the University of Minnesota.
Her husband has been battling with diabetes for 39 years. She said he still takes insulin shots for his type 1 diabetes. In late July, doctors recommended he have a transplant and plans for the benefit began.
Presently, Hunter is feeling “pretty good,” his wife said. If a pancreas is found, doctors expect him to be hospitalized for three weeks, then out-of-work for three months. He’s been employed at O’Keefe, Inc., a manufacturer of architectural woodworking in River Falls, for seven years.
Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 5.