Mark Fulton liver transplant fund needs your help

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse owner Elaine Fraser informed Historic City News this afternoon that lifelong St. Augustine residents, Mark Fulton and Jessica Erke, need your help to raise money for medical expenses following Mark’s liver transplant.

Over the last several months, Fulton was on the liver transplant “waiting list” at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. On October 25th, he received his gift of life — his liver transplant.

Now he is on the road to better health and healing and continues to need many prayers and wishes from all of you.

Even with insurance, Mark will have many uninsured transplant-related expenses; such as co-pay and deductibles, doctor visits and the costly immunosuppressant medications required for the rest of his life.

This presents a financial challenge the family cannot meet alone.

To help with these expenses, friends of Mark and Jessica, including Karen Keep, Carol Rovinsky and Barry Tully, have established a fundraising campaign in Mark’s honor with a non-profit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years.

All contributions are held in the Southeast Liver Transplant Fund, and are administered for transplant-related expenses only by Help HOPE Live. In the memo section, just write, “In honor of Mark Fulton”.

You can make an end-of-year tax-deductible contribution today on their website, or by phone using a credit card by calling 800-642-8399.

If you are in St. Augustine and would like a different way to help, Fraser arranged with “St. Augustine Gives Back” cards for you to purchase a $10 “Buy One – Get One Half Price” card which can be redeemed at:

• A1A Ale Works
• Cabo Taco
• Casa Maria
• GAS Full Service Restaurant
• Gypsy Cab Co.
• Le Pavillon
• O.C. White’s
• The Raintree Restaurant
• South-A-Philly
• The Tasting Room
• Tropical Smoothie
• Woody’s Bar-B-Q

Fraser told Historic City News that the $10 cards can be purchased in person at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, located on St. George Street in St. Augustine — proceeds from cards sold at the Schoolhouse are being donated to Fulton’s medical fund.

Cards will also be available at the Lincolnville Farmers’ Market this Sunday or online at www.StAugustineGivesBack.com. Put “Mark Fulton” in the write in section.

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