News: Neillsville - Brats, Hot Dogs, and Smiles (2021)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Strangfeld, Coulthard, Trojan, Roehl, Graham, Genteman, Susa

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/29/2021

Brats, Hot Dogs and Smiles (2021)

Volunteers helped raise money through a brat fry and hot dog stand outside Russell’s of Neillsville Aug. 20 for Smiling for Samuel, a local non-profit started by Sierra Strangfeld to help support families who suffer infant loss, particularly loss through Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is caused by an extra chromosome 18, which can result in low birth weight, an abnormally shaped head or other birth defects. It often results in stillbirth or the early death of an infant. Sierra Strangfeld started Smiling for Samuel after losing her infant son Samuel due to Trisomy 18. People could buy a hot dog or brat, along with chips and a drink for the fundraiser. Or people could simply put money in a donation jar.

Smiling for Samuel volunteers for at the brat fry and hot dog stand were (front, l-r) Sierra Strangfeld, standing, (seated) Brady Coulthard, Bree and Ashley Trojan, Rex Roehl, and (standing) Danielle Graham, Lee Strangfeld, Melissa Coulthard, Caty Genteman and Sara Susa. (Mike Coulthard did the grilling) Ryan Spoehr/CCP photo.



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