Benefit planned for woman partially paralyzed by stroke

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Angel Idowu
Friday, July 11, 2014

BELOIT--With normal flu-like symptoms, Carol Belke didn't think anything of it, until she had a stroke.

“When the doctors at UW Madison told my family my mom was paralyzed, my heart sank,” her daughter Ashley, 21, said.

On Feb. 2, Carol Belke suffered a stroke in her Beloit home, resulting in a full left side paralysis.

Carol's husband Jack, and daughters Michelle and Ashley continue to work hard to give Carol everything she needs for the best recovery.

Carol still has no movement in her arm or hand. Weekly therapy show positive results as she learns how to walk again.

This weekend, the Belke family is hosting the Carol Belke Stroke Awareness Benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at The Rock Bar & Grill, 101 Maple Ave., Beloit.

The day's activities will include volleyball and bag toss tournaments, live music, raffles, a silent auction, and more.

Family and friends of Carol hope to raise enough funds to help pay for all of their future medical bills.

“It's going to be a great time,” Ashley said. “It will be really nice to see everyone come support my mom and family.”

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