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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson boy receives transplant; local fundraiser set

  • With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In McPherso...
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  • With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In McPherson, volunteers are raising funds for Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Zander Gorsuch.
    A local fundraiser will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Starlight Lanes in McPherson. Bowling games will be $3. Hot dogs, chips and pop also will be offered.
    Employees from Starlight and Time out are volunteering their time for the event. One 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the transplant association for Zander.
    Zander is the son of Quinton Gorsuch and Shannon Summers. Born on March 16, 2004, Zander was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora performed a life-saving heart transplant March 21.  An estimated $100,000 is being raised by McPherson volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Terri Summers at 620-334-0131 or terrisummers73@yahoo.com.
    Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Zander G” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforZanderG.com.
    Zander’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.  The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.  One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.

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