$800 raised for kidney patient


Fundraising to continue with cookbook sale

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A yard sale/bake sale to raise funds for a Jonesville man needing a kidney transplant drew a large number of shoppers Saturday morning. The event was held to help raise the funds needed to pay for a kidney transplant for Timmy Vinson who suffered kidney failure in 2014 and has been on dialysis ever since. A total of $800 was raised Saturday and Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook which she plans to sell to continue raising funds for her husband’s kidney transplant. The transplant costs $270,000 but Medicare will only pay 80 percent of the cost leaving it to the Vinsons to come up with the remaining $54,000.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Tables full of yard sale items and baked goods for sale donated by family, friends and area churches were all part of the fundraiser held for kidney transplant patient Timmy Vinson Saturday morning next to Linda's Beauty Nook in Jonesville. A total of $800 was raised during Saturday's fundraiser for Vinson who needs to raise $54,000 to pay for his part of the cost of the kidney transplant. The fundraising effort is continuing as Vinson's wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook she has had published and plans to begin selling later this month.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Clothes, books, figurines, toys and other yard sale items along with baked goods were for sale during Saturday's fundraiser for kidney transplant patient Jimmy Vinson. The event raised $800 for Vinson whose share of the cost of a transplant is $54,000. Vinson's wife, Sissy, is continuing the fundraising effort this month with the planned sale of a cookbook composed of recipes donated by family, friends, and area churches.


By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

JONESVILLE — A Jonesville couple is a little closer to raising the $54,000 needed to pay for the husband’s kidney transplant following a Saturday morning fundraiser.

Timmy Vinson first suffered kidney failure in 2006 forcing him to undergo dialysis each day until 2009 when the family of a Union County man who’d recently died donated his kidneys to Vinson. While they worked initially, the donated kidneys began to fail in 2014, forcing Vinson back on dialysis and needing another kidney transplant.

Vinson is on the transplant list at the Medical University of South Carolina, but a transplant will cost $270,000 of which Medicare will only pay 80 percent, leaving Vinson and his wife, Sissy, to come up with the remaining $54,000.

To help raise those funds, a yard sale/bake sale was held Saturday morning next to Linda’s Beauty Nook on Main Street in Jonesville. The yard sale items and baked goods were donated by family, friends and area churches with the funds raised to be placed in the Timothy Vinson Kidney Transplant account at Arthur State Bank.

Sissy Vinson said Monday that the fundraiser was a success with $800 raised and thanked everyone who helped make it possible.

“It went good, we had a good turnout,” Sissy said. “We sold a total of $800.

“We want to thank the churches and the friends who contributed to the yard sale and the bake sale,” she said. “We also want to thank God for being so good to us, we’re now a step closer.”

“The Gift of Life”

Sissy also announced that the effort to raise the funds for her husband’s kidney transplant is continuing with the sale of “The Gift of Life,” a cookbook composed of donated recipes. She added that when she was in the process of assembling the book, she want online and asked people what she should call it and the title “The Gift of Life” turned out to be the most popular.

“The recipes were donated by friends and church members and family in Union County and Chester County,” Sissy said. “I went on Facebook and asked what the title should be and the name that got the most support was ‘The Gift of Life.’”

Sissy said she is now in the process of taking orders for the book which will be available for distribution before the end of the month.

“I’m taking pre-sale orders and the book will be ready for sale by the end of August,” Sissy said. “The cookbooks cost $20 each and all the funds will go toward Timmy’s kidney transplant.”

For more information about ordering a copy of The Gift of Life and/or to make a donation call Sissy Vinson at 864-426-5793.

Persons wanting to make donations may also do so at Arthur State Bank with any checks made out to the Timothy Vinson Kidney Transplant.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A yard sale/bake sale to raise funds for a Jonesville man needing a kidney transplant drew a large number of shoppers Saturday morning. The event was held to help raise the funds needed to pay for a kidney transplant for Timmy Vinson who suffered kidney failure in 2014 and has been on dialysis ever since. A total of $800 was raised Saturday and Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook which she plans to sell to continue raising funds for her husband’s kidney transplant. The transplant costs $270,000 but Medicare will only pay 80 percent of the cost leaving it to the Vinsons to come up with the remaining $54,000.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_0008.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times A yard sale/bake sale to raise funds for a Jonesville man needing a kidney transplant drew a large number of shoppers Saturday morning. The event was held to help raise the funds needed to pay for a kidney transplant for Timmy Vinson who suffered kidney failure in 2014 and has been on dialysis ever since. A total of $800 was raised Saturday and Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook which she plans to sell to continue raising funds for her husband’s kidney transplant. The transplant costs $270,000 but Medicare will only pay 80 percent of the cost leaving it to the Vinsons to come up with the remaining $54,000.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Tables full of yard sale items and baked goods for sale donated by family, friends and area churches were all part of the fundraiser held for kidney transplant patient Timmy Vinson Saturday morning next to Linda’s Beauty Nook in Jonesville. A total of $800 was raised during Saturday’s fundraiser for Vinson who needs to raise $54,000 to pay for his part of the cost of the kidney transplant. The fundraising effort is continuing as Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook she has had published and plans to begin selling later this month.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_0012.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Tables full of yard sale items and baked goods for sale donated by family, friends and area churches were all part of the fundraiser held for kidney transplant patient Timmy Vinson Saturday morning next to Linda’s Beauty Nook in Jonesville. A total of $800 was raised during Saturday’s fundraiser for Vinson who needs to raise $54,000 to pay for his part of the cost of the kidney transplant. The fundraising effort is continuing as Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is in the process of taking orders for a cookbook she has had published and plans to begin selling later this month.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Clothes, books, figurines, toys and other yard sale items along with baked goods were for sale during Saturday’s fundraiser for kidney transplant patient Jimmy Vinson. The event raised $800 for Vinson whose share of the cost of a transplant is $54,000. Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is continuing the fundraising effort this month with the planned sale of a cookbook composed of recipes donated by family, friends, and area churches.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_0004.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
Clothes, books, figurines, toys and other yard sale items along with baked goods were for sale during Saturday’s fundraiser for kidney transplant patient Jimmy Vinson. The event raised $800 for Vinson whose share of the cost of a transplant is $54,000. Vinson’s wife, Sissy, is continuing the fundraising effort this month with the planned sale of a cookbook composed of recipes donated by family, friends, and area churches.
Fundraising to continue with cookbook sale

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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