The community came together at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge to raise money for a new kidney for Donald Wise.
WINTER GARDEN Friends and family of Ocoee native Donald Wise gathered at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge Jan. 9 to help raise funds for a kidney transplant.
At the fundraiser, those in attendance brought food to share for a potluck and gathered to support Donald and his wife, Candy. Additionally, a raffle and 50/50 drawing was held to benefit Donald's kidney fund.
Donald has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease and was placed on the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute United Network for Organ Sharing list in July 2015. He has previously been involved in the community volunteering his time for projects such as coaching Little League and building the Ocoee Bulldogs field.