Monday, August 30, 2010

On Deck for Dustin

  Hello gents and belle's!  Port Southern recently had the opportunity to show some Southern Hospitality to someone that truly understands what it means to be hospitable.  Dustin Garver, a 23 year old from Lawndale, NC was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just four years old.  Dustin was able to control his condition throughout his life by medicines and therapy along with regular exercise.  Dustin was active while growing up as he played on many baseball teams including his college years.  After his college baseball career passed, his cystic fibrosis began to progress yet again.  He has spent much of the last few years in and out of hospitals visiting with doctors for checkups and tests in order to keep a close watch on his condition.  During a hospital stay in March of this year Dustin was informed he would need a double lung transplant.  On June 2, 2010 Dustin was sent in for tests and further inquiry about the procedure that would need to take place.  Dustin was informed that he is a great candidate for a double lung  transplant and since that day the preparations have been in full force for his procedure.   Dustin has remained a positive attitude throughout all of his hospital visits and is highly regarded within his community.  Dustin has remained active in his community with youth baseball teams despite his hospital stays.  On July 24th there was a golf tournament organized on his behalf that was titled "On deck for Dustin" which was designed to help raise money for this costly procedure that is needed. 
 Port Southern was able to be hospitable and donate a few items to help serve as prizes for the tournament.  The event had a great turnout and was a huge success.  Port Southern hopes that you too will show some hospitality yourself!  You can make a tax deductible donation to:
National Foundation for Transplant, North Carolina Lung Fund
In honor of Dustin Garver
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119 
or online at
We hope that you will be able to some show Southern Hospitality as well!   Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dustin! 

Your friend, 

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