Toddler Gets Life-Saving First Pitch

10469216_1499614826940271_7928289319899427956_nMEDFORD, Ore. – A local toddler is one step closer to the kidney transplant she needs to save her life, and it’s thanks to the Medford Rogues.

Helen Lynn threw the first pitch at the big game Sunday night, part of a fundraiser that will see a portion of all ticket sales going to the family.

Helen’s family has been raising money for the transplant after she got an E. Coli infection and developed renal failure.

Newswatch 12 has been covering her story since the beginning of the year.

After seeing Helen on TV, the Rogues decided to help.

“They offered this to us. They’re an incredibly giving organization, they do a lot of fundraising activity throughout their season,” said Dana Schallheim, a family friend and lead fundraiser for Helen Lynn.

Half of all proceeds from ticket sales go to Helen and her family. This puts them at about a third of the way toward their $75,000 goal for the operation.