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Campaing to raise funds for teen's transplant begins

WEST LIBERTY ó Fifteen-year-old Shana Dorton of West Liberty was the focus of a volunteer training session held June 26.

The training was the beginning of a fundraising campaign with the funds used to assist with Dortonís medical expenses. Dorton, born Oct. 23, 1987, was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, and doctors at the Childrenís Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, have recommended a life-saving liver transplant.

She is the daughter of Tina and Donald Fannin and Shane McCown, and the sister of Chelsea and Matthew. Her grandparents are Clyde and Linda Dorton and Danny and Patty McCown.

Volunteers are needed to assist with raising funds for her transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact campaign manager Brenda Jones at (606) 743.1246.

An estimated $50,000 is needed for Dortonís transplant expenses, which include some post-transplant care. Tax deductible donations may be made in person at any Citizenís Bank branch location or mailed to Childrenís Organ Transplant Association, 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, Ind., 47403. Check or money orders should be made payable to ďCOTA for Shana DĒ with account number 181031 written in the memo space. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at

Dortonís family has asked for assistance from the Childrenís Organ Transplant Association, Bloomington, Ind., a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding families and communities in raising the necessary funds for a transplant-needy patient. The organizationís priority is to assure that no child is denied a transplant or is excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised will be used for Dortonís transplant expenses.

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