When Katie Kane’s husband came home with tears in his eyes about his friend and colleague Victor Muji, she knew she couldn’t sit still.
In August, Muji married, bringing together his family, but that joy was short-lived because doctors discovered a mass in his colon in October. The only good news was the tumor was benign but still a dangerous threat to the Kerrville resident’s health.
So, the doctors want to remove it surgically, but Muji has come up with $12,000 to cover his insurance expenses.
“We came up with the idea that we could host a barbecue benefit,” Kane wrote in a message to The Lead. “It’s the least we can do. Victor is such a kind whole-hearted soul.”
The Muji’s have come up with $6,000 to pay for at least half but need another $6,000 to cover their share.
The barbecue fundraiser is set for 10:45 a.m. on Sunday at the Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadow View Lane in Kerrville. Kane said they could accept cash, checks or Venmo for donations. The chicken and sausage plates are $12 if you pick it up, but for $15 they will deliver the food.
The volunteers will serve until 6 p.m. or until all the food is gone.