A nine-year-old boy with roots and family in the Auburn area is fighting for his life and needs an expensive cell transplant. That’s why his family and friends are hoping to sell lots of tickets for a fundraiser they’re holding Saturday night in Tacoma at LeMay: America’s Car Museum.
Eli Olsen was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with hereditary pancreatitis, celiac disease and a cystic fibrosis gene. For the last 4 months he’s been unable to eat and has been sustained through a feeding tube in his chest. Eli and his family have moved to California, but he still has relatives and a support network in the Puget Sound area.
The Olsen family is working with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, and his story is here.
Saturday’s car museum auction is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes parking, a museum tour and a chance to meet a Seattle Seahawk player. There will be a silent auction, appetizers and a no-host bar. For tickets, call Nancy at (253) 838-7011 or Connie at (253) 376-3561.