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Bainbridge man raises money for heart transplant

Eugene McConnell, Chris Black's Father-in-law Eugene McConnell, Chris Black's Father-in-law
Chris Black and his wife Tammy Chris Black and his wife Tammy
Black with his wife and two sons, Mac and Parker Black with his wife and two sons, Mac and Parker
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Family and friends are raising money for a Bainbridge man awaiting a heart transplant.

33-year-old Chris Black was rushed to Emory hospital in Atlanta today for heart complications. He's had congestive heart failure for six years and had a defibrillator for three years. Family and friends held a fishing tournament on Saturday at Lake Seminole and raised $5000.

"Oh man, to stay around and live and be a husband and be a stepfather to these boys and he loves them so much,” said Eugene McConnell, Black's Father-in-law. “It would just mean life in general, we take it for granted."

Black needs $1.3 million to receive the transplant he hopes to get in November. Family and friends are organizing several fundraisers in the future.

Fundraisers:

- Tuesday August 26th, 20% of each meal at Hardees Restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to close in Colquitt, Bainbridge and Donalsonville will go to the medical fund set up for Chris Black at People's South Bank in Colquitt.

- September 6th, A cornhole tournament will be held at D&D Lawncare on Hwy 27 in Bainbridge.

- They are also selling t-shirts for $15 in all sizes and koozies

- Family members are also in the process of setting up a Red Basket fundraiser through Woodman of the World. Woodman will match $25 for each donation from their members.

You can also find more information on their facebook page by clicking here.

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