Thursday, February 15, 2007

West Linn Teen Needs Your Help

Hayley Resk, age 13, is the focus of a fundraising campaign to assist with medical expenses. In 1999, Hayley was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis or PSC. PSC is a chronic liver disease which causes fibrosis and blockage of the bile ducts. There is no effective treatment for PSC, and over time most patients develop liver failure. Hayley received a life-saving liver transplant on February 12, 2007. An estimated $500,000 is being raised by West Linn volunteers to assist with transplant-related expenses. Hayley’s family has partnered with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association - a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana - that is dedicated to organizing and guiding families and communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. COTA’s priority is to assure that no child is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. 100% of all funds raised are used for transplant-related expenses. Find out more about COTA at www.cota.org or call 800.366.2682.

There are many opportunities for your church community to help. If you are interested, please contact Mair Blatt, Campaign Coordinator at 503.655.9896 or mairblatt@aol.com.

Direct donations can be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA with “In honor of Hayley Resk” written in the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations can be made at www.cotaforhayleyr.com In addition to your time and donations, Hayley really needs your prayers.
Thank you and May God Bless You!

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