Family and friends of Connor and Dane Mefford will host a fundraiser to benefit the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
The sons of Jeremy and Stacey Mefford, Connor, 5, and Dane, 2, live with Fanconi Anemia, a rare genetic disease in which most patients develop bone marrow failure during childhood. Many eventually develop leukemia or other cancers at a very early age.
On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.
“The fact is, you can be a hero. You can save a life, and not just one but many,” Beshear said.
About 110,000 people in the United States, and more than 700 Kentuckians, are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks have been active in promoting organ donation since 1992.