Fundraiser to be held near Del Mar to help local student fight catastrophic illness

Please join Aaron Loy’s family and friends at The Fish Market across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a “Dine Out Night” to help support the Aaron Loy Recovery Fund. The event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. (opening) to closing. Reservations accepted and The Fish Market will donate 20 percent of customers sales to the HelpHOPELive fund on Aaron’s behalf.

While away at college in November 2013, Aaron became ill with an extremely aggressive strain of Neisseria (bacterial) meningitis for which there currently is not a U.S.-approved vaccine. While meningococcal disease is often fatal, doctors were able to save Aaron’s life but unfortunately had to amputate both his lower legs after the meningitis led to sepsis (blood infection) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which caused these severe complications. Antibiotics have since eradicated the meningitis; however, Aaron now faces a long and challenging road to recovery.

Aaron is a very special person and has touched many lives.

Even with insurance he will have many uninsured illness-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, prosthetics and the costly rehab therapy which will help him regain strength and personal independence.

To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Aaron’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury or illness. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southwest Catastrophic Illness Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. If you can’t attend the Dec. 17 event, please consider making an end-of-year taxdeductible donation today.

Make checks payable to: HelpHOPELive. Note in memo section: In honor of Aaron Loy

Please send to: HelpHOPELive, 2 Radnor Corporate Center, 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087; For credit card contributions, please call 800-642-8399 or visit and enter Aaron Loy in the “Find a Patient” box on the home page.

Thank you so very much. Your support, prayers and positive thoughts are greatly appreciated. — Aaron’s family and friends

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. This campaign is administered by HelpHOPELive, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing fundraising assistance to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. Information: 800-642-8399.

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