Recently the San Jose State community has been spreading word and raising money to help one of their fellow students as he fights for his life. Largely done through social media, much attention has been focused on Kurt Garrett and his family as they fundraiser to get the young student a liver transplant.
Diagnosed in 2009 with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Garret has been waiting for the transplant that will save his life. On March 6, 2012, Garrett’s brother posted a video on Youtube asking SJSU students, faculty, and community members to help save his brother’s life.
The video was picked up by the universities main Facebook and Twitter accounts, and since being shared with the SJSU community, the video has been picking up steam. With well over 5,500 views already, the video has helped the Garrett family raise over $42,000.00; but they are still short of their $100,000.00 goal. This demonstrates the power of social media, and the care that fellow students share within the San Jose State University community.
Follow along this students journey, and please donate now to help save this young man’s life.