LOGANTON-There will be a benefit walk on Saturday for 6-month-old Piper Harmon, daughter of Sarah Harmon of Loganton.
Piper was born with Citrullinemia, a rare urea cycle defect which makes it difficult for her body to expel toxins.
The walk begins at noon at Albright United Methodist Church in Loganton and will travel west on Main Street/West Valley Road to Stover Road and back, 3.7 miles.
Those who would like a shorter route may walk the Loganton streets and the circle at Sugar Valley Elementary School.
The entire event goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include a bake sale, a concession table with hot dogs, snacks and drinks, and other vendors. A variety of gift baskets, gift cards and other items will be raffled.
Piper spent the first two months of her life at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. On New Year's Eve, she came home to Sugar Valley for the first time. After being home for three weeks, however, she was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and then flown back to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
While at that hospital, her ammonia twice rose to dangerous levels and the physicians informed Sarah her daughter needed a complete liver transplant. Due to these ammonia level spikes, Piper has been hospitalized several times in the past few months.
While they await the transplant, the medical bills and expenses continue to mount.
Those interested in walking are asked to wear pink and register between 9 and 10 a.m. at the church. Registration of $25 in sponsorships is required for the walk.
To assist with Piper's Walk, call Justine Shady at 570-367-1734 or Sarah Harmon at 570-502-0071.