Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saves for Gavin

Gavin Scimeca, one year-old, was diagnosed with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) shortly after birth. Doctors say he will need a kidney transplant in order to save his life by the time he is five. The estimated cost is $500,000 for the transplant and Gavin's parents must pay $100,000 of that. Since Gavin's dad, Tony, is a police officer, it presents a difficult challenge.

One young man, Sean McCann, has stepped up to help start raising the money now. As the senior goalie on his Park Ridge High soccer team, he's began a pledge drive in support of Gavin when soccer season starts in September. Sean is currently seeking pledges for each save he makes during the soccer season in order to help Gavin and his family. The name of the pledge drive - "Saves for Gavin." In case you're wondering, Sean made a 102 saves last year. So, the pledges could mount up pretty quickly.

If you would like to help with the pledge drive, you can do so by visiting Or, you can send an e-mail requesting a pledge form to You can also donate via a check to COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) made out to "COTAforGavinS" and mail it to 334 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ 07676.

Source : article on titled Saves for Gavin Fundraiser Seeks Support

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