Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
By Stephanie Springer - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) –A Tift County woman is battling a rare medical condition and if she doesn't get help soon, she may lose her arm. Folks in the community are stepping up. They're trying to make sure she gets the medical attention she needs.
Five months ago Tina Kegebein considered herself a normal, healthy and happy 25-year old woman.
But all that changed on a trip to the beach.
"I was driving a stick and it was hurting my hand really bad swelling up really bad," said Kegebein.
Tina was diagnosed with Vascular Malformation a rare condition causing the veins in her right arm to knot up like a ball of yarn, causing severe pain.
The condition has gone from bad to worse and now she can no longer use her right arm
"I'm right handed so not being able to do anything like writing or driving my car because it is a stick," said Kegebein.
And if she doesn't get treatment soon they will have to do amputation.
Luckily she found a doctor in Colorado who says he can treat her and possibly save her arm but with no insurance and on medical leave from her job..it will cost her around $230,000.00
But Today, Kegebein had an emotional meeting with a man who has taken it upon himself make sure Tina gets the help she needs.
Fuhrman heard of Tina's dilemma and is organizing a concert to raise money for her trips.
"That's our main concern right now is getting enough money to get her out there and get her back," said Fuhrman.
Tina leaves for Colorado on November 24th in the meantime Fuhrman says he will keep searching for ways to help Tina pay for the expenses.
November 21st "Hands of Life Concert"- All proceeds go to Tina.
Tickets available at Harley Davidson of Tifton, Flower Gallery, and on the night of the show at the Tift Theatre.
An account has been set up in Tina Kegebein's name at Ameris Bank.
Call Allen Fuhrman at 229-256-1007 for more information.