Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fundraiser for Casey Taylor

Now that the election is over, I'd like to re-post this and ask if you'll contact me for tickets and try to attend this's a worthy cause for a little baby girl who needed a liver transplant:

A while back, I posted a link and a story about a baby girl who was in desperate need of a liver transplant.

This special little girl, Casey, is the daughter of my childhood friend, "Mat" Taylor, and has a twin sister, Megan, who has thus far been healthy.

"Casey Bear" was born with a disease called "biliary atresia", which is a blockage in the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. Casey needed an operation to clear these ducts before she was 6 months old.

Casey had the surgery, but it was unsuccessful, and she was put on a list for transplant.

After several months, Casey's outlook was getting more and more bleak. No matches were found and they started testing family members. Casey's dad was a perfect match.

Mat gave Casey part of his liver on May 21st 2009 and immediately improvements were seen. She had a few rough spots during recovery, but today, Casey is healthy and thriving and trying to catch up with her sister, Megan.

The family has racked up some serious debt between traveling to the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for her surgery, the family traveling back and forth to stay with Casey during her recovery, the lost wages, etc. It's been a huge financial burden on them and here's why I am reporting this to you: A committee consisting of her Uncle, myself and several family friends from the Philly area have decided to plan and throw a fundraiser to raise money to offset these huge bills.

Paired with COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association), we've hammered out all of the details and are pleased to announce that a fundraiser has been scheduled and booked for Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at McFadden's Restaurant at Citizen's Bank Park. I've attached a flyer with all of the details to this post (at the bottom). There will be a DJ for dancing, door prizes and an opportunity to win some wonderful gift baskets at the event.

Email me for tickets and more information about the event.

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