On July 7, Wheatfield resident Tim Synor underwent successful heart transplant surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and was given the gift of life.
Synor was diagnosed with a heart virus in 2004 that deteriorated his heart function. He was able to battle the disease for more than eight years. Synor, who was admitted to Strong just weeks after the birth of his daughter in January, was on the transplant list for nearly five months before a donor heart became available. He is recovering at home in Wheatfield with his wife, Cathie, and their son, Nathan, age 3, and daughter Caitlyn, 9 months old.
A benefit to help the family with growing medical expenses will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Stephen Sikora Post, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
There will be a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, big screen TV raffle, live music by the A-List Band and food and drinks.
For more information or to volunteer to help, call Shelli Kolacz at 716-550-2212 or Lorelle Gromus at 716-694-7440 or email [email protected]. Gift donations and checks, payable to "Benefit for Tim Synor," can be dropped off or mailed to: Shelli Kolacz, 231 Oelkers St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120.