By Stephen Adams
June 14, 2015
Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 6:52 PM EDT
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Community members gathered at Ross Park in Binghamton Sunday afternoon to raise money for Caleb Munn, who is only 8 months old, but has already overcome serious medical problems.
Action News first shared Caleb’s story on June 5. When he was just four months old, he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, a rare disease that caused his liver to fail. His father donated part of his liver to Caleb, saving his son’s life.
But, medical bills are piling up, Caleb’s family said.
“Today’s turnout is fabulous and goes a long way to helping defray the costs for all the medical expenses and travel expenses that will come about from Caleb’s ongoing medical needs throughout the years to come,” Jodi Miller, Caleb’s grandmother, said.
The fundraiser included a silent auction, music, food and face-painting. Organizers said more than 75 businesses and individuals donated to the event.
Caleb’s health is currently stable, but doctors expect he will require lifelong treatment.
To donate to Caleb’s treatment, click here.