Have a Heart & Keep Loren's Beating

$8,726 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 9 months
Created January 18, 2018
Hello All! 

For the many of you who know Loren, you also know he puts his heart and soul into anything he decides to pursue. From recovery to music, photography to education, he ignites a passion and goes for it!  In the last 2 months, however,  so much has changed for him. In just under 6 weeks, he has gone from an ice hockey playing guitar instructor getting ready to start his master's degree, to a patient, spending hours a day in a hospital bed. Why the sudden change? The answer is unexpected and severe Heart Failure.

Thought to have been started by a wicked virus that traveled into his heart wreaking havoc and ultimately leading to the only viable solution being a heart transplant. This month-long journey would tear any human down but despite the odds, Loren had persevered with great strength, his cynical sense of humor, and above all else faith in his Higher Powers plan that in his words is "always better than mine".

Now with the blessing of becoming a 1A transplant candidate comes the reality of potentially many months living inpatient at the hospital almost two hours drive from friends, family, and of course his beloved pup Phoebie.  

Thankfully, Loren's insurance will cover many of his medical costs but not all of the expenses involved in this long process.   We,  Loren's loved ones want to join together to assist him with his journey back to health and ultimately a full life.
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The benefit will now be held at the North Corning Fire Department (3344 Baker St. Ext. Corning NY, 14830)
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Hello again Friend's and Family,

We want to share with you that some community members have joined together to host a benefit for Loren! We feel incredibly thankful for this and just wanted to share some basic info so you can all mark your calendars! :)

-March 18th from 2pm -6 pm

-Corning Union Hall

-Spaghetti Dinner
-Live Local Band; Legacy
-Basket Raffles

-$10 admission

More info to come in the coming weeks!
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Hello again everyone! The wonderful Mary Mase has started a fundraising effort for Loren with her great artistic talents!

She writes:

"I'm hosting this fundraiser for Loren to help offset some of the costs he is incurring while waiting for this life saving surgery. Tees are $15, fully lined bags are $30, and all payments must be received at time of order. Artwork by Ciera Watts and myself. I can accept cash, PayPal, and Credit Card (via Square). All proceeds will go directly to Loren. Questions or orders, call me at 607-207-0333. Thanks in advance.
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Raised by 70 people in 9 months
Created January 18, 2018
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