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Community helps man awaiting heart transplant raise funds for surgery


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HERRIMAN — Friends and family of a man awaiting a heart transplant got busy raising funds for the anticipated surgery Saturday.

Members of the community came to a bake sale and raffle for Troy Marsing, who needs a new heart.

"He was diagnosed over 10 years ago with heart failure of unknown origin and took a turn for the worse in August," his wife, Leslie Marsing said.

Troy Marsing is currently on the transplant list, but in order to get a transplant the family must come up with a portion of the more than $700 thousand the surgery will cost. If they fail to present funds when the transplant becomes available, the heart will go to the next person on the transplant waiting list.

Over the next couple months friends and family of the Marsings plan to hold fundraising events around the valley. There is also an account* set up at Wells Fargo in the name of Troy Marsing.

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