Lancaster family raises funds for transplant
Three-year-old needs heart
The family of a 3-year-old Lancaster girl, who need to raise $30,000 for a heart transplant, will hold its first fundraising event Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lancaster with the help of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA).
Megan, who was born Dec. 17, 2008, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, and doctors at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital recommended a life-saving heart transplant.
Her parents, Trina Jones and Keyan Kelley, approached COTA and are now being trained on how to conduct fundraising activities to obtain the money needed for the operation.
This first event is a garage sale that will be held at 44611 Beech Ave. in Lancaster.
Additionally, individuals can make donations in person at any Bank of America branch using account number 0172175044 or mailed to COTA at 2501 W. Cota Drive, Bloomington, Ind. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA with “in honor of Megan K” written on the memo line of the check.
Secure credit cart donations are also accepted online at www.cotaformegank.com.
So far, the family has raised about $753 toward the operation, and the Saturday fundraiser is the first in a series of events.
People interested in finding out about the other activities can continuously check Megan’s newly launched web site.
For additional information, contact community coordinator Kendra Davis at (661) 940-4958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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