|Music For Mickey|
“Music For Mickey” is a series of concerts in honor of Mickey Phernetton and benefits people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
In 1996 Mykenna “Mickey” Phernetton was born to Evansville Police Officer Patrick Phernetton and his wife Lisa. Mickey was born with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). People with PWS feel hungry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If left unsupervised a person with PWS would literally eat until they died. “Music For Mickey” began in 2001 as a way of raising money for research for a cure for PWS and to bring awareness of the disease to the Tri-State area. The first Music For Mickey featured Country recording artists Kevin Sharp and Hometown News. Other artists that have preformed at Music For Mickey are Brian White, Lila McCann and Jarrod Haase. Be on the lookout of the next Music For Mickey, coming soon!
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes the person afflicted with it to have a constant feeling of hunger. No amount of food will every stop this hunger. If left unsupervised a person with Prader-Willi Syndrome would literally eat until they died. 1 in every 10 to 15 thousand babies are born with PWS. People with PWS require very specific and constant care. Currently there are no group homes in the Tri-State dedicated specifically to people with PWS making it very difficult for them to enjoy any form of safe, functional living. In fact there are very few homes nation-wide that are specifically for people with PWS.
911 Gives Hope was formed, in part, to build a group home(s) in the Evansville area for people with PWS. Plans are currently being drawn for the first PWS group home and will be available on this site soon!