West Seattle family’s Halloween hope: ‘Trick or Treat for Transplant’

October 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm | In Health, How to help, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

As Halloween approaches, we’re sharing a special request made on behalf of a local family by the relatives, friends, and volunteers who are working to get the word out about their situation:

A 2-year-old West Seattle girl, Evelyn, will be receiving a much-needed kidney this Halloween. The living donor is her father, Keith, a local small-business owner (he owns Evergreen Window Cleaning).

As you might imagine, this is a real hardship for the family, so a team of volunteers has formed to help the family raise funds for transplant-related expenses through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

We are asking the community to join us on Transplant Day, Halloween, to put a smile on this family’s face as we “Trick or Treat for Transplant!” People can help by doing any of the following:
-Print Trick or Treat for Transplant flyers (viewable/printable from here) and pass them out with your Halloween candy
-Make a donation to COTA for Evelyn S to help the family with transplant- related expenses (all donations are tax-deductible and can be made via cotaforevelyns.com). Every little bit helps!
- Leave Evelyn a message on her website (www.cotaforevelyns.com) or Facebook page (Friends of Evelyn S)

4 Comments

  1. Amazing…thanks , dad…so glad you were a match. Am waiting for my own kidney, know how precious this gift is…

    Comment by JanS — 3:24 pm October 26, 2012 #

  2. Thank you for sharing this story. As a mom of three little girls, it certainly hit home here. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.

    Comment by Patti — 8:49 pm October 26, 2012 #

  3. Donated, good to see others added since I did yesterday. Hope more will chime in too. Have the other news outlets in Seattle been informed of this yet? I know that seems to work pretty well getting donations for other people needing help with medical costs.

    Comment by Mike — 6:26 am October 27, 2012 #

  4. On behalf of the family and the COTA volunteer team, thank you so much, West Seattle Blog, for sharing this story! It is so encouraging to see the comments and caring from the community.

    One point of clarification to ensure that we maintain IRS compliance – All donations go to COTA and not to the patient directly. The donations will be used to reimburse transplant-related expenses, and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you!

    Comment by Annette Hedman, COTA PR Coordinator — 10:48 am October 27, 2012 #

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