Roseville Girls Look to Help Santa Cruz Teen Pay for a Heart Transplant
If all goes as planned, a green bracelet will help save the life of 18-year-old Gavin Jack.
“It kills me to know that he’s going through this right now,” said Kyli Oleson.
Oleson wants to help Jack get a heart transplant.
“It’s not fair that it costs $75,000 to save a kid’s life,” said Oleson.
Oleson lives in Roseville and Jack 160 miles away in Santa Cruz.
“It hurts, I know it hurts,” said Oleson.
The two have never met.
“When I found out about Gavin’s condition, it hit home for me. He’s also in high school and I realized that could be me,” said Oleson.
It started as a senior project at Granite Bay High School and quickly turned in to an all-out fundraiser.
“If I reach the goal of 300 bracelets [and] t-shirts in one month, that’s already $7,000 alone,” Oleson said.
And this purple-y nail polished 9-year-old is the artistic master-mind behind the bracelets.
“It makes me feel good he could die at any time now I know I am helping someone and changing his life,” said Angelina.
Oleson and Angelina met through the “Beside the Blue Foundation” – meant to help law enforcement families across the state who may have financial hardships.
“The goal is to sell 300 bracelets and 300 t-shirt by the end of the month,” Oleson said. And if they do, they could end up saving the life of a total stranger.
For more info on how you can help Gavin Jack, go to http://www.facebook.com/teamgavinj