Waukesha, WI â€“ The family-fun Emslie Pumpkin Farm will be collecting donations, throughout October, in honor of Gavin Winslow, the sweet, seven-month-old baby in need of multiple kidney transplants.
Emslie Farm realizes that kidney transplants are expensive, around $200,000 each! They are aware that the first year of follow up for Gavin will cost about $40,000, without including any hospital stays he may have during his first year. Moreover, they know that Gavin will need to be monitored for the rest of his life. They understand that the medications needed to keep Gavinâ€™s new kidney functioning, costs on average, $2,000 per month, and that this cost will incur for his family as long as his kidney continues to function. Since the average kidney transplant lasts only 15-20 years they recognize, that at some point, Gavin will need another transplant.
Because of all these expenses, Emslie Farm, along with Gavinâ€™s family and friends, has joined with the Childrenâ€™s Organ Transplant Association to raise $100,000.
The Childrenâ€™s Transplant Association (COTA) is a national, nonprofit 501© 3 charity dedicated to helping families raise funds for transplant-related expenses. Over the past 20 years they have helped more than 1,000 families, in 49 states, in all regions of the United States, raise millions of dollars for their transplant-related expenses. Contributions to COTA, on behalf of Gavin Winslow, are 100% tax-deductible.
In addition to helping Gavin, Emslieâ€™s Farm features hayrides, a corn maze and a small petting zoo. Pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, gourds, squash, and many other decorative and delicious Fall Harvest delights will also be for sale. To boot, Mr. Wil Emslie is sawing away to have his haunted barn ready for a touch of Halloween chills and thrills by next weekend.
Emslieâ€™s Farm is located at S1W26417 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI. Please call 262.617.4032 for specific times and dates of all activities. Groups are invited to call as well.
For more information about Emslieâ€™s Farm, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jane Schwalbach, 262.549-6129 or firstname.lastname@example.org