Pastor's family raising money for transplant
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 9:14 pm
Maxey, who has pastored the Eastside Baptist Church in Martin for the past decade, was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in April 2008. His wife describes the condition as high blood pressure of the lung.
Since then, his lungs have slowly weakened forcing him onto the organ transplant list. As of Monday, the father of three was moved to the top of the list for a double lung transplant.
Without it, the doctors fear he will not live through the summer, according to his wife. Maxey.
Right now, his family has pulled together and plans to host a benefit estate sale to help raise money for the procedure once the family receives the call. This week, family members will spend day and night pricing items left behind by his wife’s grandparents, Mary and Lewis Garner. The items prepared for sale are antique and come from a long-standing family collection.
The sale begins at 7 a.m. Thursday at 2104 Lower Sharon Road. Donation buckets will also be placed around the sale area. In an effort to sell out, the family will continue the sale through Sunday. A gospel singing benefit concert at Eastwood Baptist Church in McKenzie is also planned to raise money for the Maxey family. The event is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.