Frances, mother of four, is preparing for another major surgery; esophagectomy surgery, her second one after more than 38 years of hospitalizations and invasive procedures. At the age of 18 months Frances ingested a lye based substance and suffered severe chemical burns in her esophagus. This led to a feeding tube and weekly procedures at Children's Hospital to stretch out the burned tissue in her esophagus. After 38 years, she continues to need surgeries to correct her issues.
In May 2017, it was brought to the attention of Suffolk Moose Lodge, the fight that Frances Knaack-Day was enduring. Seeing the need, the Suffolk Moose Lodge decided to donate to her cause. In the picture, Frances Knaack-Day stands beside Suffolk Moose Lodge #141 member Michael Ahmes, Lodge Governor Clay McGinley, Lodge Administrator Jesse Byrum, Women of the Moose Chapter 1315 Senior Regent Synde Terry and member Jeanette Ahmes. Knaack-Day is holding two checks, one from the Loyal Order of Moose #141 for $2,000.00 and the other from the Women of the Moose Chapter #1315 for $500.00. The Suffolk Moose Lodge continues to be a beacon of support and service within their community.
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