Pasta dinner benefits local child
TORRINGTON — A benefit dinner for Mason Gero, a local child who is in need of a heart transplant, will be held Saturday, March 2, 4-8 p.m. at the Columbia Club (Knights of Columbus Hall) 152 Litchfield St., Torrington.
Tickets are $10 per person and include pasta with meatballs, salad, bread and dessert, plus raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle and music by a DJ. Tickets will be sold at the door. Residents are encouraged to attend the dinner and show their support to this local family.
According to event organizers, “Mason’s first surgery in February 2018 was not successful in repairing his heart from congestive heart disease, and has required him to be listed for a heart transplant. His heart anatomy cannot last forever and due to his ventricular dysfunction (heart failure) he is no longer a candidate for another repair/surgery. It is too risky. Mason’s parents have been in the process of getting a second and third opinion for his next step. Until that time, they are playing the waiting game.
“Mason will eventually end up in the hospital as his condition changes to await a heart— or better yet— a miracle. For now he is home, surrounded by love as he lives every day to the fullest. Our Heart Warrior— as we so fondly call him— has never stopped beating the odds. We won’t stop praying for healing.”