Sal was released from the hospital this morning because the organs did not meet the required standards. Hopefully the next call will be the one. Until then, we still have a lot of funds to raise. Thanks so much for all the reblogs and prayers. Please continue to pray or if you don’t pray think good thoughts that the right organs will come soon.
Also, please sign up to be an organ donor or let your family know that you would like to donate your organs. (Not a happy thought to think about, I know, but your legacy could partly be saving someone else’s life).
He just posted on Facebook that he is headed to the hospital for a double lung and a heart transplant. I am praying so hard right now for Sal and his doctors, but am also thinking of the family that lost a loved one.
Sal’s initial fund-raising goal is $5,000 (I originally thought it was $10,000 — but they break the funding into two parts). He has raised $2,500.
If you are able to help and donate you can find his link to donate here. I know that seeing that bar raised would be a wonderful thing to wake up to besides the new lungs and heart.
You can read my original post about Sal and his family here.
As always, reblogs are appreciated.
A little over a week ago, I wrote this Tumblr post asking for anyone and everyone who could afford to make a donation that will literally help save the life of someone I care about.
When I posted it the donation page had only been up for about 3 days, and the balance was at 0. The totals are only updated weekly, but this week it jumped from 0 to $3,000. In one week, $3,000 was raised. Sal’s friends and family have been passing the word on as much as they can. But I’m pretty sure, a lot of those donations came from people on Tumblr. With over 200 notes, I was so touched by how everyone jumped on board with spreading the word even if they couldn’t donate. If every follower I had donated $1 Sal’s surgery would be paid for and then some. Obviously I don’t think every follower will/can donate $1, but I do think even the smallest of donations can be powerful.
I hope you will help me continue spreading the word about Sal and donating if you can. Sal’s in a band, and one of the venues they played with are allowing them to do a benefit for them. Pooped, who I’ve never even met, convinced a small business owner to do a raffle with the funds going to Sal and has also been sharing the information with her family and friends via facebook. You never know what might happen when you pass Sal’s story along. I’d love to see the number jump again next week and to continue to blow Sal and his family away.
Sal posted the following to his facebook this week:
I’m not one to ask for much. I’m mostly a “giver.” I love to help my friends and family out whenever possible. Unfortunately, at this time, I do need to ask YOU for help. If you can please click on the link below and share, I would be forever grateful. I would like to reach out to as many people as I can. Also, if you can donate any amount that fits your budget at this time, that will be much appreciated.
Thanks to those that have donated and showed their love and support. I CANNOT Thank You enough!!! It’s been a difficult, emotional journey so far for myself and my family. But knowing that there are such great people in this world that really do care, it puts a smile on my face and makes me realize that I am a very lucky individual.”
—-Additionally, if anyone is having any trouble with the link or have any questions relating to the billing or donations please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399. Thank you so much!
Here’s the link to donate if you are able.