Fundraisers planned for transplant recipient | Community Spirit
Mitchell Zolman has much to be grateful for every moment of the day.
The 32-year-old Leachville man has a wife, Christie, and a two-year-old daughter who mean the world to him.
He also has a new liver.
In 2007 Zolman was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis. His health didn't begin to significantly decline until earlier this year. Doctors said a transplant was critical to his survival.
On August 17 he received the $500,000 transplant.
Even with health insurance, Zolman faces considerable medical expenses. To help him pay the bills several fundraisers have been planned.
Friday and Saturday, September 2-3, a yard sale will be held at Greater Life United Pentecostal Church, 100 N. 4th Street in Arbyrd. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday.
On Saturday, September 17, volunteers will sell T-shirts and cookbooks in front of Walmart, 1500 1st Street in Kennett. The sale will begin at 7 a.m.
For more information about these fundraisers contact Geraldean Purser at (573) 738-2041.
To make a donation in Zolman's honor, visit www.transplants.org or mail it to:
NFT Arkansas Transplant Fund
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119
Be sure to write "In honor of Mitchell Zolman" in the subject line.
National Foundation for Transplants is a nonprofit 501(c) organization that has been helping transplant patients overcome financial obstacles since 1983.
For more information about NFT, call 1-800-489-3863 or visit their website.
Photo provided by National Foundation for Transplants.