Friday, December 28, 2012
Protect Women and Children Mission (Non-Profit Event)
KL Advisory and Consulting is a non-profit charity organization providing free life-saving information for the protection of women and children. Learn how you can become an important part of KLACís mission to protect women and children at drklac.org
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.
Camp Siloam (Miscellaneous)
Camp Siloam is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $96,000 from an anonymous donor for the renovation and air conditioning of eight bunkhouses. Camp Siloam has been renovating its housing since 2008. Siloam has 48 bunkhouses in which it can host 1,000 campers. Thirty seven of those bunkhouses have been renovated and have air conditioning. The donation will move the camp very close to having every room air-conditioned for the summer of 2013. The camp will have three more bunkhouses that will need to be renovated for the summer. People interested in more information about the bunkhouse project may contact Jason Wilkie at Camp Siloam 479-524-4565 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Arts Pharmacy Food Drive (Food Drive)
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Medical Arts Pharmacy in Fayetteville, AR is teaming up with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to help gather donations during this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at Medical Arts Pharmacy located at 2515 E. Huntsville Rd. in Fayetteville Monday through Friday between 8:00AM and 6:00 PM.
CBCO Blood Drive (Blood Drive)
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
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.