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Family Plans Benefit to Support O'Fallon Marine

Sgt. Kyle Aslin recently suffered a massive stroke and now friends and family have planned a fundraiser Shamrocks in St. Peters on Oct. 7 to help pay his medical bills.

Friends and family are coming together to support a local Marine in need.

Sgt. Kyle Aslin, 25, of O'Fallon, suffered a massive stroke in early August and now he and his wife Stephanie are struggling to pay medical bills. 

Aslin's mother-in-law Caroline Kemper said the Marine, who served two tours in Iraq before entering the reserves, still has a long road to recovery.

Kemper said Aslin had a blood clot that resulted in the stroke and he was in the Intensive Care Unit for 13 days this summer, undergoing two surgeries and 13 days in rehab before coming home last week.

"He currently is in rehab and my daughter is on family medical leave from Barnes St. Peters Hospital," Kemper said in an email to O'Fallon Patch.

Aslin still has two surgeries to undergo for his full recovery, yet he has no medical insurance.

Friends and family have organized a "Marine Sgt. Aslin Support Benefit" on Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to midnight at Shamrocks Bar and Grill in St. Peters. Shamrocks will donate 15 percent of the days proceeds to help the Aslin family. The benefit includes 50/50 drawings, raffles and a general goodwill collection. All proceeds will benefit the Aslins with their growing medical expenses.

Shamrocks Pub and Grill is located at 4177 Veterans Memorial Drive in St. Peters. Private donations and donations for the raffle are still being collected.

With the help of his family and friends, Aslin is determined to make a full recovery.

"He is just a phenomenal young man; he has always made us proud and he has always been our hero," Aslin's mother Barb said in a news release.

For more information about the benefit or how you can help, contact Kemper at 314-913-4839 or ckemper@district9.org.

Jim Frain September 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Sgt. Kyle Aslin needs our help and a special thanks to Two Shamrocks for caring and helping with a fundraiser on October 7th....Invite your friends to Two Shamrocks where 15% of the take for the day will be given to Sgt. Kyle for his medical bills...Helping our Veteran's is the greatest thing that we can do!
Jim Frain September 25, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I made a mistake...Shamrocks on Veteran's Memorial Highway will be the site of this fundraiser...Not Two Shamrocks in O'Fallon...Thanks to Shamrocks!
Tom Kemper September 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
DIRECTIONS AND ADDRESS TO SHAMROCKS PUB AND GRILL..ST. PETERS... TAKE 70 TO CAVE SPRINGS AND GO WEST ON VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY....4177 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY. ST. PETERS MO 63376 636-939-2000 FOR A GREAT TIME / FOR A GREAT CAUSE... WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE....THANKS!!
Kyle Dent September 25, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Shamrocks Pub n Grill is proud to be a part of an event for an American hero. I have had the pleasure of meeting Kyle's family and hearing their story. I could not help but to do whatever it takes to help Kyle receive the care that he deserves. This event is close to Shamrocks heart and we hope that you all join us on October 7th, 2012.
Jordan Lanham September 25, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Good luck to Shamrocks and the Aslin family! It's so nice to see local businesses reaching out to help people in the community.
Caroline October 09, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Thanks Jordan for posting this event. The fundraiser at Shamrocks on Sunday was a great success. Kyle Dent and his wife Kelly, the owners of Shamrocks are a tremendous couple who helped out our family. They are definitely an asset to the community.

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