Residents are urged to help raise funds for a little boy in need of a liver transplant.
Jake Lebow was born with a rare pediatric liver disease called billiary atresia.
At the age of 11 months, he underwent a kidney transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. However, a year later the toddler contracted a virus. His doctors were forced to take him off his immune suppression medicine so he could fight off the virus. As a result, he partially rejected his new liver and it was damaged.
Now, at age 3, Jake is awaiting a second liver transplant, according to his mother, Felicia Isola.
To help pay for the transplant and related medical expenses, a nonprofit called Jake's Gift of Life Inc. has been established.
A fundraiser is scheduled Friday, March 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Studio J Salon & Spa, 14446 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. Twenty percent of the cost of services including styling, dry cuts, wet cuts and brow waxing will go to the fund. In addition, residents can purchase raffle tickets to win salon services and products.
Those unable to attend the fundraiser can make a donation to Jake's Gift of Life Inc. throughYouCaring.com.