Fundraising Event Honoring Local Transplant Patient to Be Held

Jun 21, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm

Fundraising Event Honoring Local Transplant Patient to Be Held

Durant, OK– A “3rd Annual Rylie’s Rally, Warhammer 40k: Apocalypse Event”, will be held for COTA in honor of Rylie, a Wichita Falls-area child who has had a liver transplant.  The event is planned for Saturday June 21st, 2014 at Durant Bryon County Fairgrounds (Haggard Hall).  9-year-old Rylie received a liver transplant at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas in Dallas, Texas.  Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. 

The event will include a bake sale, concession stand, back massages, raffle and, of course,a Warhammer 40k Apocalypse game.All player slots have been filled but we encourage people to come down and watch and participate in all the other activities of the event. Raffle Tickets can be purchased from The Secret Door at Midway Mall, Shear Madness Salon in Durant and the fireworks stand in front of American Fireworks on HWY 70 and at the event. The tickets are being sold for a dollar. The drawing is at 4 pm and you do not have to be present to win. Raffle items have been donated by:

American Fireworks

The Secret Door

Jones Power Sports

Uncle Stew’s

Rib Crib

Shear Madness

K&D Customs

And Kopper Kettle

Rylie was diagnosed with an adenovirus that destroyed her liver necessitating the liver transplant.   

“The family and friends of Rylie want to encourage everyone to attend our eventand help with the ongoing transplant related expenses,” said Colby Johnson.  “100% of the profits from the “3rd annual Rylie’s Rally, Warhammer 40k: Apocalypse event” will assist withtransplant-related expenses.”

For more information about the event, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Colby Johnson, 405-476-5457, Malcolmmccaine08@gmail.com.

Rylie’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana.  COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients.  COTA’s services are completely free of charge and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.

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