By writer to www.statesboroherald.com
Gary Bacon has struggled with dialysis for the previous 12 years, however the Claxton resident is now on a really brief checklist to grow to be eligible for a kidney transplant.
Nonetheless, earlier than he can transfer ahead on that checklist, Bacon should safe sufficient funds to pay for half of the medicines he’ll want following the process, mentioned Joe Dell, a longtime good friend of Bacon’s. So, Dell has organized a fundraiser to assist Bacon safe the $6,000 he must get nearer to receiving a brand new kidney.
A “Scooper Evening” is about for Tuesday, Might 25 at Bruster’s Ice Cream in Statesboro, the place Dell has been a supervisor for the previous 5 years. Dell mentioned 25% of all gross sales between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. that night shall be donated to Bacon’s fund. Additionally, he mentioned the workers have agreed that every one the ideas earned in that timeframe be donated, as effectively.
“Usually, we do Scooper Nights for faculty sororities and fraternities for his or her fundraisers,” Dell mentioned. “I’ve by no means requested the proprietor for something like this, however he shortly agreed. Gary is an truthfully good man and if anybody deserves just a little assist and the possibility at a greater life, he does.”
Bacon is in end-stage renal illness and the hours he spends in dialysis every week don’t enable him to spend time along with his household, particularly his 13- and 16-year-old nephews, Caleb and Shannon Bacon.
“As I don’t have youngsters of my very own, they’ve grow to be my quasi-children,” Bacon mentioned. “A brand new kidney would enable me extra time on this earth to look at them develop and mature into adults.
“I acknowledge totally that receiving a kidney is a big job, one which many individuals spend a few years hoping to get,” Bacon mentioned. “I hope and pray to God every day that I could also be sooner or later subsequent in line on the transplant checklist.”
Dell mentioned donations are being accepted now to assist Bacon and will be dropped off anytime at Bruster’s, which is situated at 995 Lovett Highway within the Statesboro Mall parking zone, subsequent to the Synovus Financial institution department.