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Second Chance Extravaganza set for Saturday in Eagle

EAGLE – Second Chance with Saving Grace is hosting a fundraiser and thank-you party Saturday in Eagle’s town park.

President and founder is raising money for a matching grant to buy an RV. The goal is spend the winter traveling to minister in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, retreats, camps, churches and wherever else they’re invited.

“God will provide a way,” Dike said.



Doug Boche is putting together Saturday’s event.

So far, it includes a battle of the bands, a motorcycle poker run, horse carriage rides, Home Depot Workshops, car wash, dog trick and costume competition.



“I’ve never met an over comer like Diane Dike,” Boche said. “Her will to live with joy and courage and her desire to help others inspires me to be a better person. So we’ve put a special event together to help raise awareness and funds so these American missionaries can get rolling!”

Dike is a speaker, author, singer and rare blood disease survivor.

Dike lives in constant pain fighting cryoglobulinemia vasculitis. The normally fatal disease has almost killed her several times. She was featured on “Mystery Diagnosis” as “The Woman Whose Legs Turned Black” and with her Italian greyhound service dog.



Diane’s husband Paul Dike gave up his job to help make Diane’s dreams come true.

Saturday’s event is also a thank you to the hundreds of volunteers and organizations that spent thousands of hours helping Dike’s organization raise tens of thousands of dollars to help secure Kendra Creek’s new hands and feet, and a handicapped accessible home. Creek’s hands and feet were amputated last spring when she was attacked by bacterial meningitis.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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