'Promise to Amanda' fundraiser held Saturday

You may remember when we told you about 18-year-old Amanda Abbiehl.

She was admitted into the hospital with strep throat in July of 2010, was put on a PCA pump to control pain medicine and was found the next morning unresponsive.

Her family held their first awareness campaign and fundraiser Saturday known as "Promise to Amanda."

More than 300 people came out to show support for Amanda and her family.

They all met at the FOP Lodge in Mishawaka to enjoy dinner, a DJ, silent auction and listen to guest speakers.

Admission costs $20 each and all of the money will goes towards their campaign for capnography awareness.

“Our goal is to get the monitors in the hospitals and really even other organizations, you know, where they will do, where they would use sedation and or pain medication. Plastic surgery, bariatric surgery even at the dentist,” says Brian Abbiehl.

“Memorial jumped on board and with Memorial came Elkhart General. They use it, they have it readily available for anybody who is on a PCA pump, which is a self-administered pain pump or on any kind of opiate,” adds Cindy Abbiehl.


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