Benefit for Whittakers planned

Chris Cooper Managing Editor

March 6, 2014

On Saturday, March 8th beginning at 4 p.m. at the Logan County High School, a benefit is being held for Seth and Kelly Whittaker. The benefit will feature a silent auction, cake walk, photo sessions and gospel singing. Roys Bar-B-Que will be served from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds will go to help this young couple who were recently faced with a traumatic life-altering event.

Kelly Whittaker was involved in a terrible car accident on Jan. 22 at the Logan-Warren County line, which resulted in her having to be life flighted to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit fighting for her life. Kelly has been very brave, and through her faith in God, and the love of her family, has overcome many obstacles that were put in her way.

Numerous emergency surgeries and strenuous therapy have followed, but Kelly has come through all and has beat the odds which were against her. Her husband Seth, who is a Russellville Police Officer and the son of Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker, says Kelly’s improvement is all owed to God and his answered prayers.

“I can’t thank the community enough for what they have done for Kelly and myself. All the prayers have really meant a lot,” said Seth, asking that people continue to pray. “We still have a long road ahead.”

Seth has been faithful in keeping the community posted through his Facebook page on his wife’s progress. He has also been very faithful and thankful to God for being with his wife and his family through all of this. Seth has said on many occasions that if people want to see God at work, just look at what he has done for Kelly.

Kelly came home last week, however, a minor setback with pneumonia landed her back in Vanderbilt on Wednesday. She is still undergoing therapy and will be for some time, but she won’t let things get in the way of showing what God can do through her.

Seth and Kelly hope to be at the event Saturday, but it will depend on Kelly’s heath. They both want to thank those who attend ahead of time for their love and caring.

Event organizers invite the whole community and those in surrounding communities to come out Saturday and see what the Lord has done, while also supporting this family.