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Kate Leong's Fundraiser:

Celebrating Gavin Leong

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December 04, 2015

Thank you to everyone who donated! This was a record breaking fundraiser for the Family House. This page will remain open for another week!  See more
Kate Leong

THE STORY:

Our son, Gavin, died quite suddenly at the age of 5 1/2. We chose to donate his organs, which brought us great comfort during a very dark time. Sitting by his bedside as we waited for the transplant team to take him to the OR...we could easily imagine another family sitting by THEIR loved one's bedside getting the news that they have waited for. They found an organ.

We choose to honor our son's life by continuing to support those families that sit by their loved one's bedside waiting for a second chance at life. Many of those families find themselves in Philadelphia seeking medical treatment or, hopefully, getting a transplant. The Gift of Life Family House is a "home away from home" for those patients and their families. From their mission statement:

"Endless hours, false hopes and the patience to persist are just some of the trials faced when transplant is the only answer to a life-threatening diagnosis. Many challenges are encountered by transplant families and homelessness should not be one of them."

A family can stay at the Gift of Life Family House for just $40 per night. They get a beautiful room (one of which is named after Gavin!), home cooked meals, laundry facilities, a play room for children, support services, and so much more.

This "Giving Tuesday," please help us continue to honor Gavin's life by donating to support the Family House. ANY amount helps! You can give $2.00, $5.00, $20.00 - or consider "adopting a family" for a one night stay of $40.00! This fundraiser is only live for FORTY HOURS.

Help us celebrate Gavin... who always celebrated life.

$10,820

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michele M

    $10

  • Saddlemire Family

    $15

  • Maria Doherty

    $20

  • Joann Guay

    $100

  • Richard and Beth

    $20

  • Mahoney Family

    $40

  • Robin Cannan

     

  • Siobhán

     

  • Catherine Mazzola

    $20

  • Briana Evans

    $100

  • Sheila McCraith

    $40

  • Betsy Pajak

    $200

  • The Farrell Family

    $15

  • A Hart

    $20

  • Lauren

    $15

  • Keli Stuckert

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nancy G

    $20

  • Rick & Lori Bouchelle

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nicole MacLaughlan

    $40

  • Kate Sestrick

    $20

  • Karen Sylvester

    $25

  • Ava M.

    $10

  • Allen and Melinda Ramsey

    $25

  • Laura Hermann

    $10

  • Lisa Pennington

    $10

  • Carrie Strickland

    $10

  • Sue Compton

    $40

  • Miller Family

    $10

  • Leyden family

    $25

  • Stephanie Weatherford

    $40

  • Beth Vogt

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Dyer Family

    $15

  • The Montgomery family

    $25

  • Mary

    $25

  • Nikki West

    $100

  • Lots of love

    $10

  • Anna, Conor, Sammy, and Ethan

    $10

  • Kelly Daniels

    $10

  • Jones Family

    $20

  • Handson Family

     

  • AJ and Sarah

    $25

  • Ana Close and family

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Mandy and Cliff Brown

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bartons

    $25

  • Grigsby Family

    $40

  • Kim

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Claghorn Family

    $515

  • A friend

    $10

  • Mandy

    $25

  • Kelly Johnson Stenson

    $10

  • Baker Family

    $15

  • Carol Horvath

    $20

  • In honor of Gavin

    $20

  • Carrasco Family

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Barillari Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • The Bartlett Family

    $50

  • Sara

    $20

  • Sonia Micliz

    $20

  • The Richardson Family

    $10

  • Christine Rankin

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jack and Calli

    $25

  • Lisa Mandell

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jenny Bornhorst

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Sue Hyman

    $40

  • Jackie Tracy

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sara Cohen

    $25

  • Trisha

    $20

  • April Rains

    $20

  • Lindsay C

    $10

  • Ginger Fletcher

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristin F.

     

  • Kelly Dillard

    $40

  • Jennifer

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Janey

    $10

  • Jennifer Slaymaker

     

  • Heather K

    $40

  • Juju

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Andrea, Will, Lily, & Aiden

    $20

  • Vincent, Adrianna, and Callista

    $25

  • Leong Family Fan

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • DS

    $20

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108% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

DS

DS

DONATION: $20

For Gavin the hero and my big brother that died tragically. He too became a hero. 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

I donate loving memory of your little boy. I may have never had the opportunity to meet him, but he is an inspiration to me. God Bless you and your Family. 4 years ago

Leong Family Fan

Leong Family Fan

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Vincent, Adrianna, and Callista

Vincent, Adrianna, and Callista

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Andrea, Will, Lily, & Aiden

Andrea, Will, Lily, & Aiden

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Juju

Juju

DONATION: $10

Rip lil angel 4 years ago

Heather K

Heather K

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Jennifer Slaymaker

Jennifer Slaymaker

4 years ago

Janey

Janey

DONATION: $10

4 years ago