Benefit for critically injured trooper, his wife following fatal accident, deadly disease

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OKLAHOMA — Kayla Burch started feeling the effects just three days after her daughter was born.

Migraines, extreme fatigue, severe muscle weakness, and periodically losing consciousness were all swept under the rug as Kayla tried to live her life in normalcy.

But that’s hard to do when you don’t realize your body is being plagued by Lyme Disease.

After months of fighting the disease, and having to take over 50 pills a day, Kayla started to respond to treatment.

“Within one week of starting the Gerson Therapy, I was out of my wheelchair and using a walker; within two weeks, I was walking on my own again – I had never felt better,” Kayla told the Corridor.

Trooper Keith Burch

Trooper Keith Burch

Kayla Burch has been symptom-free since August of 2012.

If you thought the name Burch sounded familiar, that’s because Kayla’s husband, Keith Burch, was involved in the accident that killed Trooper Nicholas Dees.

Trooper Burch suffered critical injuries from the car accident, but is still on the road to recovery.

A benefit is being hosted by a group in Prague, a community in which the Burch’s and their parents have been a member of for a long time, according to a family friend.

The Trooper Burch Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, April 18 at the Prague Community Center.

The silent auction will start at 5 p.m., with the live auction starting at 6:30 p.m.

In this story

  • Trooper Keith Burch is recovering from an accident in the line of duty
  • His wife, Kayla Burch, beat Lyme Disease
  • The family is hosting an event to raise money for their recovery efforts

Walking tacos will also be available during the event.

Tickets are $8.

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