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Silent auction benefits Easton Blanchard

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Easton Blanchard received an intestine transplant in Pittsburgh Easton Blanchard received an intestine transplant in Pittsburgh

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

July 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A silent auction Thursday will help raise money for a an eight year old Lee County boy receiving an intestine transplant in Pittsburgh. 

You may remember Easton Blanchard. He needed a life-saving organ transplant, and last month he found out he was getting one. Now his family is living in Pittsburg while their son is in the hospital.

The Home Builders Association in Albany is holding an event at The Hasan Temple on Palmyra Road.  Tickets cost $100 for two people and the price includes entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

While at the event guests can participate in a silent auction that will feature gift certificates, hunting gear, and more, all to benefit this special boy.

"The Money raised goes to help with their expenses while their in Pittsburgh. They're going to be there anywhere from six month to a year so this is a great need for their family," Judy McIntosh, Easton's great aunt says.

The family says Easton is doing well. A few days ago his body was rejecting the intestines. But his new medicine is showing positive results.

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