The Highlander’s Adrian Paul is on a mission – his charity, The PEACE Fund, has launched a special challenge to earn a permanent spot on

Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood. For many children this is not possible without a life-saving organ transplant. The PEACE Fund has worked with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to assist it in its work with these children’s families in their financial and emotional struggles. Without financial (and emotional) assistance and support, many families will stumble along the way. With your support The PEACE Fund can assist COTA to help lessen their burden.

The charity must raise $4,000 from 50 donors by April 30 to gain a place on the GlobalGiving site, and has launched a special project to help a child in need.

Vivian Lemire is a 1 year old toddler living in St. Charles, Missouri and has been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Vivian is in need of a lifesaving kidney transplant. Money raised from this project will help the family cover the medical costs of the transplant and medications to follow. Vivian’s parents take Vivian to the hospital 4 days a week for hemodialysis. Each session is 4 hours long with a commute of 40 minutes each way. Vivian is on several medications which change frequently depending on how her body is handling the dialysis. Vivian loves to play with her toys and is starting to talk. She loves to laugh and smile, especially when she hears music.

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. Volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like Vivian Lemire. These funds help take some of the pressure of an already stressful situation.

To find out how you can make a donation for this cause, click here.

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