If the name Luke Slota sounds familiar, it should.  Luke served in Afghanistan and Iraq in the U.S. Army. He’s also been involved in the Johnson City community, serving as a current Village Trustee and an Usher at Saint James Church.

Luke was diagnosed last year with hepatolenticular degeneration also known as Wilson’s disease. Because of the severity of this disease, Luke was put on the list to receive a liver transplant and received one on December 22, 2012.  Luke is making strides, but faces a long hard road to recovery.

Luke’s friends are holding a benefit for Luke Slota and his family to help them alleviate some of the medical expenses they incurred through Luke’s long journey.

You’re invited to join Luke, his family and friends on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5-9pm at the Johnson City High School cafeteria for a pasta dinner.

The cost is $10 for adults, children under 12 are $5 and children under 5 are free.

There will be music, a basket raffle, 50/50, silent auction and organ donation display.  If you can’t make it to the dinner, but would like to make a contribution you can make checks payable to Don Slota and send them to: John Walker- 43 Lincoln Ave.,  Johnson City, NY 13905.  Or call 607-725-5563

If you would like to volunteer your time during the benefit for Luke, please email John Walker at JWalker@stny.rr.com.