Event date:
Sunday, May 07, 2017 11am - 5pm
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This event occurs in the America/Chicago time zone.


Dennis Dickman, Cashton Fire Chief and First Responder, Monroe County Supervisor, and member of many local organizations is in need of your help. Dennis and his wife Lori, with their children Derek (girlfriend Lizzie), Sara and Jacky all live in Cashton.

On January 3rd, 2017 after returning home from a rescue call and a fire call, Dennis suffered a dissection/stroke in the cerebellum of his brain. He was taken by ambulance to Mayo Hospital, and then transferred to Gunderson Lutheran as Mayo was unable to care for him. On January 5th, he suffered a second stroke, but then began to improve. He suffered a third stroke on January 12th, one day before he was due to go home. This stroke involved a brain bleed and was immediately followed by brain surgery. During this time, he developed aspiration pneumonia and need to be placed on a ventilator. He spent 13 days in Critical Care and then was moved to inpatient rehab for 3 weeks. After spending 44 days in the hospital, he was released on February 16th to go home and continues outpatient therapy.

Because of the hospital move to an “out of network” facility, hospital bills have become an issue. His therapy process is slow as the part of his brain affected takes longer to heal. A timeline is unknown.

A benefit is being planned to help Dennis and his family during this difficult time. A group of friends and coworkers are planning a benefit for May 7th, 2017 at the Cashton Community Hall. There will be food, refreshments, a bake sale, pie auction and live and silent auctions. Other activities will be included. If you can help by donating for the benefit, it would be greatly appreciated. An account is open at any of the WCCU locations titled “Dennis Dickman Benefit” if you would like to make a monetary donation.

Please join us on May 7th to help Dennis and his family through this difficult time.

If you would like to donate or help with the benefit, please contact Cathy Wendland at 608-487-1058, or Sara Dickman at 608-487-6678.