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/ Thursday, April 21, 2016 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five FIREFIGHTERS ENCOURAGE ORGAN DONATIONS State Fair Grandstand Summary: The Iowa Firejqghters Association (IFA) and Iowa Donor Network issue challenge on National Donate Life Day in recognition of two Iowa firefighter families, encouraging each county in Iowa to gain 100 additional organ donors in 100 days. IFA issues the challenge in memory of its past president, Brian Seymour, a retired Oskaloosa firefighter who died last month and gave the gift of life to many through organ donation, and in honor of Jill Junk, the wife of a WaterIoo firefighter who is on the waitlist for a liver donation. Iowa firefighters and work to challenge each EMTs are widely consid- county in Iowa to gain 100 ered heroes. But the family additional registered or- of one Waterloo firefighter gan donors in 100 days, is still waiting for a hero of issuing the challenge on their own. Jill Junk, 57, the National Donate Life wife of Waterloo firefight- Green and Blue Day to er Joe Junk, is one of 19 In- raise awareness of the life- wans on the organ waitlist saving importance of be- in need of a new liver, ing a registered donor. The Iowa Firefighters "There are 624 people Association is partnering on Iowa's organ waitlist with the Iowa Donor Net- and more than 123,000 KAY (VAN FLEE VEAK! SHING YOU A BIG B HDAY! LOVE YOU! From your kids aM Frierds cab cards or notes Veak, Pinch.t, people on the national is not one to sit back when waitlist," said Tony Hakes, others are in need--and Iowa Donor Network pub- especially a member of her lic outreach manager. "One firefighting family. donor has the potential to "I've been a registered save up to eight people's donor since I signed up for lives through organ dona- my first driver's license," tion and help more than 50 said Rottinghaus. "I didn't people through tissue do- have a particular person in nation. Just imagine how mind when I decided to many people on this wait- become a living donor and list we could save, if we can do not know the man who reach our goal of 100 peg- received my kidney. I am ple per county." simply glad that I have Wendy Lensing, Iowa givenhim six years that he Firefighters Association ex- might not have had." ecutive director, couldn't Rottinghaus said she agree more about the mul- felt that because she had tiple lives that can be saved two healthy kidneys and through organ donation, could help someone, she Last month, Brian Sey- should. And, that feeling mour, a retired Indianola ended up saving her life. Fire Chief, past president of "I gave him hope, altru- the IFA and an organ donor, istically, and he gave me life, died from injuries sus- specificall3" said Rotting- tained after a major fall. hans. Seymour dedicated 32 Two years after her kid- years of his life to public hey donation, Rottinghaus service, as a firefighter, was experiencing abdom- paramedic and EMS direc- inal pain at the incision site for, and to helping others, of the kidney surgery, as mission trip leader to which required her doc- Africa to teach children fire tors to take more images~ safety and to provide an Those images showed a African community with a problematic tumor on her fire truck, pancreas. Roftinghaus lik- "In one last act of honor ens her kidney donation as in helping others, Brian was a gift of hope to the man an organ and tissue donor," she provided a kidney, said Lensing. "In death, he which turned into receiv- positively impacted 72 lives ing the gift of early detec- through his gift of life. It tion and successful treat- seemed fitting for the IFA ment of a precancerous to issue this lifesaving chal- tumor for herself. lenge to Iowans in Brian's "Now, we have a mem- memory and in hope of ber of our firefighter family helping Jill Junk." whose battle with pancreat- Judy Rottinghaus, re- ic cancer hasled toliver fail- tired Waterloo Fire Rescue ure," said Rottinghaus. "We firefighter and paramedic, are all rallying around Jill added her support to IFA's and Joe, and hope and pray challenge. A living kidney Jill receives her liver trans- donor herself, Rottinghaus plant very soon. I encourage Ecstatic... 7h t' how Alison feels about her job as a Living Skills Advisor at COC! Alison works in one of our unique 24 hour positions. She loves being therefor all parts of the day, from the moment the people she supports wake up to the time they go to bed. 7fhink about it - work 7 shifts out of 2I days, commute to work only 4 times, and get a week off every month! Alison loves this perk of her job as she is able to travel without taking time off. It's time to think outside of the Monday-Friday work week box and jump into a position that gives you the freedom to enjoy life! you to register to be an or- gan donor, because you too can save a life and be some- one's hero." In 2014, the lives of 29,532 Americans were saved through organ donation. Anyone can register to be a donor regardless of age or medical condition. Watch this video of the first re- sponders encouraging In- warts to be donors and a cer- emony at the Waterloo Fire Station sharing these Iowa firefighters' stories. Visit IowaDonorNetwork.org to sign up to be a donor today. Christian Opportunity Center 5~p~:*r~b~: ~E()~:~L~i. Changfng LIVES, COC i~ a pr~ave, r~on-profit org,-mizat m wit|~ Iocatkms r~ Des Moh~e~ tadianola, Knoxville, Os "kak, osa~ Petl~,Waukee, WE OFFER: CompetitPee Wages, Health h~urance. Shorbterm/Long-term D~sal~ilk~ L~f Insurance, Pald-Time Off, 401k, Superior "[raining anti ~ Variely of Schedules. Concert Series Lineup Steven Tyler & the Lov- through Frida) and 9 a.m. ing Mary Band is the lat- to Noon on Saturday for est act announced for the walk-up orders only (as- 2016 Iowa State Fair suming tickets remain; no Grandstand Concert Series mail, phone or fax orders). presented by U.S. Cellular. Convenience charges ap- Show details are as fol- ply. Grandstand tickets do lows: Steven Tyler & the not include Fair admis- Loving Mary Band at the sign. Iowa State Fair Grand- ,Jr stand, Saturday, Aug. 20, Gospel Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65, $55, and $45. In Des Moines One of music's most Higher Power, a gospel recognizable and dynam- music quartet from the ic performers, Steven Tyler Central Iowa area, will be has been cited by Rolling in concert at Grand View Stone Magazine as "one of Lutheran Church, 2930 E. the greatest singers of all 13th St. in Des Moines, time". Tyler and Aero- Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. smith have sold more than A freewill offering will 150 million records world- be taken and light refresh- wide, and he has won four merits will be served. This GRAMMY Awards, six is part of the LaVern and American Music Awards, Evelyn Larson Concert Se- ~, four Billboard Music ties. Awards and an Emmy Everyone is welcome. Award. In addition to hav- ing nine number one hits, Aerosmith has received 25 Lunch and Learn Gold, 18 Platinum and 12 At O'Leary's multi-Platinum album cer- The O'Leary Funeral & tifications. Tyler's highly- Cremation Services-Cel- anticipated upcoming solo ebration of Life Center album is scheduled for re- Spring Lunch and Learn lease later this summer on will be held Wednesday, Big Machine Label April 27th in the O'Leary Group's Dot Records. Celebration of Life Center. StevenTyler & the Lov- Lunch will be served at ing Mary Band join the 11:30 a.m. The topic of one-of-a-kind 2016 Iowa conversation this quarter State Fair Grandstand will be "Have the Talk of Concert Series with other A Lifetime." Deep down, top entertainment already most of us want to know announced: Newsboys that we, in some way, with spedal guest Frances- made a difference in this ca (August 11), Brett El- world. Having the Talk of dredge (August 13), Jason a Lifetime with your fam- Derulo (August 14), ily can help bring families Dierks Bendey with spe- closer together and help cial guest Tucker Beathard plan a more meaningful (August 15), Rock Hall ceremony at the end of life. Three For All: Heart with All programs are open Joan Jett and the Black- to the public and are free hearts and Cheap Trick of charge. Reservations~_- (August 16), An Evening are encouraged but not re- with Jeff Dunham (August quired for events. To make 18), and Lady Antebellum a reservation or for more (August21). information, please call New this year, the Iowa Jeanne at 515-981-0700 or State Fair staggered on- email Jeanne@olearyfs. sale dates for Grandstand com. shows throughout the months of February- Ma~ instead of a one-time on- sale date in April. Order your tickets through Tick- etmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. All The first lollipop factory concert events are re- opened for business in,~ served seating. Beginning New Haven, Conn., in July 5, the Fair's Ticket Of- 1908. George Smith named the treat after a fice will be open 8 a.m. to popular racehorse. 4:30 p.m., Monday New Life Spring Vendor Fair and VBS Fundraiser ~< April 23, 2016 1000am-200p. ~~ Come and enjoy a day of shopping, food and fun! ~ Just in time for Mother's DayI Ada Rose Crafts**Amore Pet Boutique**Art Love Studio**BeautiControl Skin Care**Slliot Ruth Cosmetics**Sssential OUs**Fat Ham Productions**Karrie Larsen's Homemade Goods**LuLaRoe**MOMSTSR**Norwex**Origami Owl* *Pampered Chef** Paparazzi Accessories* *Plexus* *Scentsy* *Stella & Dot**Tastefully Simple**Thirty-On~**Usborne Books**VSS Bake Sale