Fundraiser for local man's surgery on Sunday

The Feisty Goat Pub will hold a fundraiser Sunday to help pay for costs related to a kidney transplant for a 23-year-old Carson City man.

The fundraiser for Andy Pitlock will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the 1881 E. Long St. pub.

There will be drawings for raffle prizes and free beer given for a donation.

Pitlock, son of Joanne and Michael Pitlock, will have the surgery May 8. His aunt, Carol Coble of Freeland, Wash., is donating one of her kidneys for the surgery.

Pitlock survived a heart transplant when he was 6, but has to undergo dialysis 10 to 12 hours a day.

He and his family will leave May 1 for Loma Linda University Medical Center Transplantation Institute in California for the surgery. After that, he is required to stay for six weeks to recuperate.

All donations will go directly to Pitlock and his family to help with travel, lost income and general expenses. The surgery will be covered by insurance, but all other costs have to be covered.

Donations can also be dropped off at the pub anytime.

Raffle sponsors include D'vine Wine, The Bike Smith, The Firkin & Fox, Aloha Wine & Liquor, Out of Bounds Board Shop, The Bicycle Authority, Red's Old 395 Grill, B'Sghetti's Restaurant, The Feisty Goat and others.

For more information, call the pub at 887-0202.


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