Community to rally for Shelton twins

Benefit planned for Sunday, June 24

A benefit is being planned for Alexis (Lexi) and Blakely Pacheco, twin daughters of Brandon and Raeleigh Pacheco, of Shelton, on Sunday, June 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Devine Hall in Shelton.

The benefit will feature sloppy joes, soft serve ice cream, a raffle and a silent auction. Some of the many silent auction items include a boys and girls bike, a television, an entryway bench, a small pool and goggles, a Wood River golf packet, dresses for little girls, a basket worth $75 from Beautiful Soul Salon, a swim bag and pool pass to the Shelton Swimming Pool, photo sessions by Lindsay Willis and Paul Filsinger, Bosch 34 piece drill and drive set, DeWalt 11 corded/cordless jobsite fan, AcuRite Backyard Weather Center, Performance Tool Straight Line Air Sander, Grip 12 piece punch and chisel set, Century drill and tool 13 piece Black Oxide drill set, Century drill and tool 13 piece Brite High Speed Steel drill set, subscription certificates to the Shelton Clipper, Yardsmith 10 inch folding saw and much more.

Brandon is a fifth grade teacher in Kearney and wife, Raeleigh, operates a day care center. The family also includes five-year old daughter, Charleigh. Two-and-a-half year old twin daughters Lexi and Blakely were born at 34 weeks and spent about one month in neo-natal care at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, in Omaha.

After arriving home, the girls suffered from pain in their stomachs which prevented them from sleeping. Brandon and Raeleigh tried different kinds of milk, thinking the issue to be food allergies and tried many other things to try to alleviate their daughters’ discomfort to no avail. They now make trips to Children’s Hospital two or three weeks per month and, since the girls’ digestive systems do not work, they are required to have ileostomy bags as well as peripherally inserted central catheters or “PIC lines” that are attached to their hearts.

Doctors making diagnosises have not encountered all of the combined problems Lexi and Blakely suffer from but a doctor in Boston, Massachusetts, believes he can help the girls, so the family has an appointment with him at the end of July. The girls also have had to return to the Children’s Hospital on a weekly basis because of various problems.

There is an account for the Pacheco family for donations at Cornerstone Bank in Shelton.

The Shelton Clipper

P.O. Box 640
Shelton, NE 68876