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Community comes together to support Sioux City man with brain tumor

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – One Sioux City man was recently diagnosed with a medical condition that will keep him away from work for several months at a time.

On Sunday, his community members proved they would be the support he needs to get through this trying time.

Jason Miller was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May of this year.

Since then he has been in and out of the hospital and recently went through his third surgery.

“Right now we’re still dealing with some headaches that he’s having. We’re just hoping that maybe it’s just an issue with the shunt and we can get that all figured out,” said Jason’s wife, Heather Miller.

Sunday morning, friends and family members of the Miller family, hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Nativity Church in Sioux City.

Parishioners came by, showed their support, and gave hope to the Miller family in a number of different ways.

“Being involved in the local church, we wanted to tie it to, you know, the parishioners and, you know, it was a good location because, you know, Sunday, church is getting done and we thought that it would be a good place to get a good showing and good support from the parish and hopefully the community would come out and support Jason,” said Jason’s brother-in-law Ryan Solma.

The event included a free-will donation breakfast, as well as a silent auction, raffle prizes, and a bake sale.

The response was massive and everyone in attendance was extremely happy to support Jason in every and any way possible.

“At times, when it’s really hard, you know, you hear from friends, and it just, it means a lot. It’s what gets you through,” said Jason’s wife, Heather.

Even through the hard times, Jason Miller and his family were able to see first-hand how much his health and

happiness means to each member in the community.

“It means so much to our family. We really appreciate all the support as we try getting through this,” said Jason.

 

Libbie Randall

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