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Benefit will aid woman who lost lower legs to diabetes

The American Legion Hornickel Post 379 in Elizabeth will sponsor a benefit Saturday to help pay the medical expenses of Stacy Miller Brewer of Elizabeth.
Brewer, 33, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 10. Three weeks ago, both her legs were amputated below the knees.
She had surgery at Norton’s Suburban Hospital in Louisville and was transferred to Frazier Rehab at Jewish Hospital on Sept. 13, but her blood pressure dropped dangerously low, and she is now in the Intensive Care Unit at Jewish, said her mother, Sandy Miller.
Doctors are giving her medicine to elevate her blood pressure, but the procedure is extremely dangerous, Sandy said. ‘We’re keeping our fingers crossed and praying.’
Stacy’s husband is Lee Brewer, a Harrison County Highway Dept. employee, and her father is Bill Miller of Elizabeth. She is a 1990 graduate of South Central Junior-Senior High School and a former nurse at Harrison County Hospital. She and her husband have no children.
Stacy was in a coma for a couple of days after surgery, but woke up shortly after her 3-year-old niece, Morgan Lee, visited her in the Intensive Care Unit at Norton. ‘Morgan sang Stacy a song that she had taught her and told her to ‘open them peepers’, ‘ Sandy said.
The Legion will serve chili and soup Saturday beginning at 4 p.m., for which donations will be accepted. An auction will begin about 6 p.m.