Friday, January 04, 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.
Medical Arts Pharmacy Blood Drive (Blood Drive)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Medical Arts Pharmacy Classroom
Medical Arts Pharmacy will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, January 4th from 10:00AM till 2:00PM. The blood drive will take place at 2515 E. Huntsville Rd. in Fayetteville, AR in the Medical Arts Pharmacy classroom. For more information please call 479-443-3411.
Grace Night (Community Outreach)
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Grace Baptist Church 2719 Old Wire Rd Fayetteville, AR 72703
Grace Baptist Church would like to announce our first Grace Night scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This will be held at Grace Baptist Church at 2719 Old Wire Rd, Fayetteville. Grace Night is an outreach program for the homeless community in Northwest Arkansas. We will be providing a meal, haircuts, socks, and other amenities to the homeless. If you would like to volunteer, make a donation (new socks, new/used coats, etc) or have any questions please contact our Outreach Director, Denise Vinsant, at 479-871-3862. Donations can be made at Grace Baptist Church, 2719 Old Wire Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72203