Nakusp couple need help battling liver disease

Brendalee and Mickey recently received the news that the rare disease that Mickey suffered from, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, is back.

Back in June, Brendalee Morgan and Mickey Wojnarski walked into the office and told their story about how Brendalee had given her partner Mickey the gift of life: part of her liver.

Recently the two received the bad news that the rare disease that Mickey suffers from, Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), is back.

PSC is very rare, so rare that little is known about it, and the conventional method of treatment for someone like Mickey who suffers from cirrhosis resulting from the disease is a liver transplant.

Well, they’ve tried that, and now the pair are looking for a different treatment that could stop the disease. The problem is, the treatment they’ve found isn’t covered by medical, and it’s expensive.

Not only will they need money for the treatment, but life isn’t cheap. Even with the help of friends and neighbours, the couple has tapped out their financial reserves.

But life isn’t cheap, and Mickey needs treatment, so Marie and Mike Wrede at Little Mountain are offering up their storefront window as a space for a silent auction to raise funds.

Local businesses and individuals who can donate goods or services to be auctioned off can contact the folks at Little Mountain Outdoor Gear (250-265-2226).