On October 11, 2011, Addilyn Hawks of Windsor was diagnosed with PFIC-2 (Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis Type-2), a rare genetic liver disease which causes liver failure. There is no cure for this terminal disease. Addilyn has severe cirrhosis or liver scarring, which results in poor liver function. The only way symptoms of this disease can be reversed is with liver transplant. Addilyn will need a new liver to save her life, and a Greeley clothing store for kids is trying to help, but it's very costly.

Volunteers in Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland and Greeley, Colorado are raising funds for transplant patients like local baby, Addilyn.

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of this procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients.

SPECIAL EVENT TO HELP

A Greeley clothing store is having a special event to help. The Forever Trendy Kids sales event will take place at the Greeley Mall August 11-13th, 2012. Forever Trendy Kids is a seasonal children’s consignment sale that occurs twice a year offering quality, gently used children’s clothing, baby clothing and gear, toys, maternity clothes, etc. for a fraction of the retail cost.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Forever Trendy Kids is an opportunity for families to earn cash for their children’s outgrown clothing, toys, etc., and for shoppers to save money buying essentials for their children. People that sell their items with Forever Trendy Kids have the option to donate their unsold items after the sale. These items will be donated to Bright Beginnings in Greeley to help local families in need.