Benefit plate sale for young mother needing kidney transplant

Karina, with her son Brayden, and Samuel Guardiola.

A fundraiser is being held for Karina Garcia of Devine on Saturday, August 5th at 308 Adams in Devine. Karina is a kidney transplant patient and the money raised from the event will be used to pay for medical travel expenses. Karina’s story ran in the Devine News in May about her journey from a healthy young teen to the point that, at 21-years-old, she is currently on dialysis and needs a new kidney very soon. Along the way, she fell victim to Covid-19, experienced vision and heart problems and after a year in bed, weighed only 80 pounds with her kidney function down to 4%. She is fighting so she can be here to raise her son, 3-year-old Brayden Guardiola.
The fundraiser will begin at 11a.m. and cost $10 per plate for a barbecue sandwich, chips and a drink. Monetary donations are also being accepted.