To say that it's been a rough couple of years for Jerry and Rachelle Ebenhoe would be a Grand Canyon-sized understatement.
They're an ordinary couple facing extraordinary medical issues and the financial fallout that always seems to follow.
Serb Hall Bowling Center, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue, will play host for a fund raiser for the Ebenhoes that includes bowling and much more.
The event takes place on Sunday, February 10, at the storied establishment and includes two sessions of bowling.
This is a 9-pin Tap Tournament format which always makes it more fun for the participants.
Registration for the first session is at 10:30 a.m. and takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second runs from 3-6 p.m.
Raffles for prizes featuring three, 32-inch LED televisions, many other donated items and the wildly popular 50/50 raffle.
The entry fee of $25 gets you the bowling, shoe rental, two hot dogs and chips. There will be a cash bar for refreshments.
Non-bowlers are being asked for a $15 donation to take part in the event (includes hot dogs and chips).
Of course, donations of any size would be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in making this event a success.
The fund raiser was put together by family friend Shirley Sternig who has been working tirelessly to get this off the ground.
For information on where to sign up or make a donation, email Sternig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-507-4184 and 414-281-1733.
Checks should be made payable to Jerry or Rachelle Ebenhoe and sent to Sternig's home: 5541 South Melinda in Greenfield, WI, 53221.
It began in 2011 when Rachelle was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, a connective tissue disease that inflames the muscle fibers and skin.
She hasn't been able to work since April of that year.
That would have been more than enough for a couple to have to cope with.
Then in July last year, Jerry was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
This is an aggressive, malignant brain tumor that is ultimately fatal in the majority of cases.
Jerry had brain surgery last summer and has gone through the laundry list of treatments ever since.
The cancer has returned and he is currently going through a course of IV drugs to try and stave off any further growth.
He has also had to stop working.
Family, friends and the community at large are pitching in to help them out.