A special fundraiser was held July 6 to support a local activist’s fight for his life.
Christopher Harvey has been experiencing congestive heart failure and was recently placed on a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) to keep him alive while he waits for a heart transplant. In addition to his heart issues, Chris is awaiting surgery to have tissue removed from several places on his body to allow new tissue to grow.
The benefit took place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pearland Church of Christ. Organizers of the event asked a minimum $10 donation for a meal that included beans and rice with dessert. Approximately 100 people came out to support Christopher.
The event kicked off with prayers and a tear-jerker moment when a video message was played from Christopher’s hospital room.
Harvey said, “Y’all are my family. Y’all are my heart. This is a blessing. I have been through a lot of pain and suffering, but, with God, I will make it through.”
With emotions flowing through the room, Harvey ended his message with a cute phrase, “Real Texas men cry.”
Chase Burgin organized the event along with Yvonne Dewey, Shirley Molina, Sherry Peterson, Pat Smajstra, Mary Kathryn Mays Pickle, Mary Smith-Pugh, Linda Mettling Amerine, Gary Shrum, Leisha D’Angelo, Beverly Stricker, Anita Ochoa Bargas, and Amy Tasto.
Over $9,000 was raised for Harvey’s ongoing medical expenses.
Contributions are still needed and can be made by calling Leisha D’Angelo at 832-885-4558.
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