Pennsylvania nonprofit helping to raise funds

March 2, 2013 

Some groups assist people such as Willis "Chris" Moore raise money to help cover the costs associated with an organ transplant.

His wife, Kelley Ann Moore, said their medical team connected the couple to a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, Help Hope Live, to assist them in their fund-raising efforts.

Joni Henderson, the nonprofit's manager for patient services, said the organization works with patients and families to help bridge the gap between what insurance covers and patients' share of the costs associated with transplants.

The group provides support to patients, families and individuals in the community who are interested in organizing fund-raisers, she said. It does online registration for events and accepts donations online for patients.

Help Hope Live also manages patients' finances to ensure the money that's raised is only used for their medical expenses, she said.

"When people work with us, they can forget about their need to work to get their finances in order," she said. "They can concentrate on getting well."

The Moores have had a few fund-raising events and collected about $600, Kelley said.

To donate for Willis "Chris" Moore or to help organize fund-raisers, visit:

-- Yesenia Amaro

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