Benefit for Randy Harrington

 06 June
 American Legion Eastwood Post 1276, Syracuse
  - 13206 - Syracuse - United States
 Michelle Harrington Marquart
Randy is the proud dad of 3 red-headed girls and husband of 16 years to Kristen. He was a college athlete, attending Keuka college on a Lacrosse scholarship. He was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 11 years ago after repeated respiratory visits to his doctor. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary condition that is passed on from parents to their children genetically. Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a protein that is produced by the liver. The main function of alpha-1 antitrypsin is to protect the lungs from inflammation, and a deficiency of alpha 1-antitrypsin leads to a chronic uninhibited tissue breakdown. This causes the degradation especially of lung tissue, and eventually leads to characteristic manifestations of pulmonary emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Randy's family and friends are raising the necessary funds so that they pay for uninsured medical expenses with a lung transplant, where he will travel to Boston to recieve along with long term medical care while there. Randy has struggled to breathe for so long, we would love for him to be able to be able to go play golf with his dad and his brother in law, go for a walk with his dog Louie and most important, watch his girls grow up to be everything that he and Kristen have raised them to be. To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Randy’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for expenses only. Thank you for your continued prayers, generosity and support for our husband, dad and brother and friend

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