Sunday, January 13, 2013
Zachery Koonz Heart Fund (Fundraiser)
On December 15 Zachery Ryan Koonz (17) a talented self tought guitar player, songwriter and singer from Colcord, OK was transferred from Siloam hospital to WRMC in fayetteville. He initially went in with trouble breathing believed to be caused by a virus and not being able to keep anything down. Once at WRMC they determined the virus had gotten to Zachs heart and was causing elevated heart rate up to 240bpm. Sunday afternoon the doctors told us that they were going to air flight Zach to Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock, AR. Once there, doctors let us know the situation was much more serious than initially thought. They told us that Zach was suffering from complete congestive heart failure and was going to have to undergo surgery to put a pump in his heart. Thursday, December 20th, doctors consulted with the family to let us know that the right side of Zachs heart had stopped working completely and he was going to be rushed immediately to the OR to undergo another surgery putting another pump on the right side of his heart. Once out of surgery he will remain hospitalized until they can find him a heart to do a transplant, he has been put on the donors list and as long as the pumps continue to work he will remain there. Doctors have said that from the time they find him a heart(which could be tomorrow or next year) he will be in the hospital for at least 6 months doing recovery. He does not have insurance to cover his stay at the hospital or the surgeries. Zach also has 4 younger sisters ranging from the ages of 10-16. A fund has been set up through Arvest Bank under the name "Zachery Koonz Heart Fund". All donations will go to Zach's medical bills and daily living expenses for his parents and sisters.
CBCO Blood Drive (Blood Drive)
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 206 W. Johnson, Springdale
CBCO needs your help to meet the growing need for blood in the Ozarks. Eligibility requirements include weighing at least 110 pounds, being in general good health and present required ID.A single blood donation can save the lives of up to three people. For more information about this blood drive, check out our website at www.cbco.org or call 1-800-280-5337.
Flu Vaccines at Medical Arts Pharmacy (Flu Vaccines)
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Medical Arts Pharmacy
Medical Arts Pharmacy will be providing flu vaccinations from 8:00AM - 6:00PM every Monday thru Friday. The cost is $29 with no insurance or we can bill your insurance if you bring your insurance card with you. With a bad flu season upon us you want to make sure you and your family are protected. We are located at 2515 E. Huntsville Rd. in Fayetteville, AR. Call (479) 443-3411 for more details and information
DivorceCare Classes (Seminar)
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church Rogers
DivorceCare, a special help seminar and support group for people currently experiencing, have been through, or are thinking about divorce and /or separation, will be held on Sunday evenings at First Baptist Church Rogers. Childcare is available. DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include, “Facing My Anger”, “Facing My Loneliness”, “New Relationships”, “KidCare”, and “Forgiveness”. Meetings will be held from 4:30-6PM and the cost is $15 for the workbook. The church is located at 3364 West Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers. For more information, contact Jay or Shenia (pronounced Sheena) Harrison at 479-631-7727 or the church office at 479-636-3451.