Herman González honored, raising awareness about organ and tissue donations
Lorain: The family and friends of Herminio González (“Herman” or “Chop-Chop”) will be holding a dinner-dance fundraiser event on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at the Lorain Party Center to raise funds needed to assist the family with current, future and ongoing medical costs and to educate the community on the value and need for organ and tissue donation.
Several years ago, Herman was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Disease. In May 2007, he was finally approved to have his name added to the list of those waiting for a liver transplant with the Cleveland Clinic. According to family representatives, “through God’s blessings and the skillful hands of surgeons, Herman was given the “Gift of Life” on June 30, 2008 when he received a new liver.”
Herman is a retired steelworker, a 7th degree black belt who taught Karate for more than 40 years, a member of Sacred Heart Church and a founding member of the Puerto Rican Home Club. He is married to Widia.
A dinner of ethic Puerto Rican cuisine will be served from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The dance will begin at 7:00 pm until 11 p.m. with music provided by Christopher “DJ Studda” González.
A donation of $20.00 for the dinner-dance or $5.00 for the dance only is requested. An account has been established at First Merit Bank in the name of Mary Ellen Montanez, Liver Transplant Fund.
A representative of LifeBanc will be available to educate the community of the importance of the gift of organ and tissue donation. Information will be available in both English and Spanish. The public will also have an opportunity to fill out donor cards.
LifeBanc serves as the federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organization, and is responsible for all aspects of the organ and tissue donation process for Northeastern Ohio.
WHO: The family and friends of Herman González
WHAT: Dinner/Dance fundraiser to educate the community about the importance of organ and tissue donations
WHEN: Dinner begins at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2008
WHERE: Lorain Party Center, 2501 Leavitt Road, Lorain, OH 44052
QUESTIONS: Call Angie Ortiz, daughter, 216-534-1492, [email protected]