Liver Transplant Journey
The Following is a post from the family of Bob Reith, who is a 1984 Shelby High School Alumnus and former St. Peters Teacher.
"In July of 2016, Bob had a liver biopsy that confirmed that he suffers from what they call NASH. It stands for NonAlcoholic SteatoHepatitis. The reports indicated that Bob was “genetically predisposed” to this illness and that he had had it for a long time. This NASH causes liver scarring. Liver scarring causes cirrhosis. Bob now has a full blown case of cirrhosis with all its unfortunate side effects. With the help of our doctors and other caregiver team members at Cleveland Clinic, Bob has been placed on the Liver Transplant List. That occurred officially on September 7, 2017. In the meantime, Bob has had one debilitating health struggle after another, causing him to decide that it’s time to leave the work he loves, which is teaching. The physical effects are difficult. Just as challenging -- in fact, maybe even more challenging -- are the memory and confusion problems caused by this disease."
Soup & Dessert Benefit Dinner
You have been invited by Bob's nieces (Stephanie and Danielle) to join friends, students and family of Bob's for a soup and dessert benefit dinner at Shelby High School on Saturday January 20, 2018. The dinner will take place in the cafeteria of Shelby High School before the Shelby Vs. St. Peters basketball game. All donations will go to Bob to help him and his family with additional expenses, including travel expenses and housing in Cleveland following the transplant.
If you are interested in donating food items, or your time to help make this dinner a success please contact one of the following:
- Stephanie Reith at (419) 571-3273
- Danielle Reith at (419) 566-2475
- Diana Delauder at (419) 347-5000
- or fill out the Contact Form below
See more on the Facebook Event Page
Website donations are being managed by family friend, Albert Holtsclaw. All proceeds from the donations will be given to the family to cover additional expenses, including travel expenses and housing in Cleveland following the transplant.
If you have any questions about donation or anything about the event, please reach out using the contact information above or use the Contact Form below.
If you would like to leave letters or messages of support, you may also use the Contact Form below to do so.