A Heart for Gabby Rose
I can't think of too many topics that are more worthy of re-blogging than this one.
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I recently connected will an old high school friend, Lara Lester Iezzi, who's baby daughter is in need of your help. Gabby needs help in raising funds to help cover her heart transplant.
On May 25, 2009 David Tambur will compete in a Triathlon in Austin Texas. He is committed to completing this challenging endurance event while raising money for Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). By donating you will be supporting his cause and be part of the many who are helping families of transplant patients.
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant patients are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. COTA is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. His goal is to raise a minimum of $2500.
100% of the proceeds given to COTA go directly to paying Gabby's medical bills and related transplant expenses. Born on January 26, 2005, Gabby was later diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy on October 2, 2006. Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston performed a life-saving heart transplant March 6, 2007.
Gabby is the daughter of Gregory and Lara Iezzi. Gabby's family has asked for assistance from the COTA. The organization's priority is to assure that no child is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.
To donate please visit http://www.active.com/donate/alltri/alltriDTambur.