Three-time liver transplant patient, Eric Danowski, leads Transplant Hope Foundation to new heights in second year
The foundation was created by three-time liver transplant patient, Eric Danowski.
In just its second year, the Transplant Hope Foundation is swinging to new heights.
Roughly 120 golfers made their way to the Culbertson Hills Golf Club in Edinboro for the foundation's second-annual fundraiser.
The foundation has already garnered several sponsors from local vendors to major league sports teams.
The proceeds went to benefit the foundation, and its work to help the families of children undergoing organ transplants.
The foundation was started by Eric Danowski, who is no stranger to transplant surgery.
He underwent three liver transplants before he turned two.
The now 31-year old wanted to assist families with both financial and personal support during what could be a stressful time.
"After having my own child, I can kind relate to what my parents went through." Danowski said
From, last year's tournament alone, the foundation helped out 12 families and raised close to $13,000.
"This means the world to be able now to give back to people who have helped us in the past." Eric’s mother, Debbie Danowski said
And there's a way you can help out, and it doesn't require you to play a round of 18, all you have to do is visit their foundation page and make a donation to the children who need it most. And that is the real hole in one.
"It's just a very, very nice feeling to know that we can help in any which way we can." Eric said
"You can't describe it, you can't put it into words how much that means.” Debbie said
Through the foundation, some of the children were also connected with the Make-A-Wish program and had their wishes granted.