Casper woman raises funds to help a friend

Fred Cordova recently got a liver transplant. His son's sister wants to help pay for travel expenses. Photo credit to Toni Cordova.

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) "No rejections like the liver is working 100 percent,” said Trisha Sorenson about her brother’s dad, Fred Cordova who recently got a liver transplant in Arizona.

Cordova had cancer in between his gall bladder and liver. The cancer was too close to safely remove it.

Sorenson said constant trips to Arizona are getting expensive for her brother, Jesse Cordova, and his brother taking care of their dad.
"They're both missing work and time with their families so it's taking a toll on everybody,” Sorenson said.

Sorenson’s friend, Jen Gear, reached out to do a fundraiser for them.
"Paparazzi is an affordable fundraiser being only five dollars, more people can afford that,” Gear said.

Gear has sold Paparazzi jewelry for about eight years and she said she uses it as a way to give back. "If it's for something like a good cause where you're helping someone that can't afford food or gas or housing. I mean it's really touching,” Gear said.

Gear does ninety percent of jewelry sales and marketing on Facebook. She said Sorenson will get forty-eight percent of the sales for this week.
The fundraiser goes from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.