A benefit breakfast for 9-year-old Taylor Fitch of Crothersville is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday behind The Peoples Bank, 310 N. Armstrong St., Crothersville.
A breakfast platter with biscuits and gravy, eggs, hash browns, sausage and a drink is $10. Rolling Pig Pin Bakery also will have handmade pastries, iced lattes and breakfast paninis available for purchase.
For information or to place an order, call 812-722-8942. A percentage of every sale will help Fitch and her family with medical expenses and other needs.
Fitch was born with a rare disability called arthrogryposis, which means all of her joints are stuck or fixed in one position and every body part that’s supposed to bend or move has very limited or no movement at all.
Her family found a doctor who specializes in her condition in Greenville, South Carolina. Every three weeks, Fitch and her mother, Rachel, travel back and forth to Greenville for an unknown amount of time. Their lodging is covered, but they are responsible for trip costs and food.
On Sept. 30, Taylor had major leg and hip surgery and an amputation of her left leg through the knee. On Nov. 12, she was told she needs two emergency surgeries due to necrotic tissue on her amputation wound after her incision split.
The plan is for Taylor to be able to walk on two legs for the first time in her life and later receive treatment for her arms. Her parents are self-employed, and her grandmother had to take an unpaid leave to take care of her siblings during this time.