Fundraiser for Emily Heiner’s Lung Transplant Draws Support from Ocean City Community

The Ocean City community came together on Tuesday night to support Emily Heiner, a local resident recovering from a double-lung transplant surgery. The “Party for Emily” fundraiser was held at Buxy’s Salty Dog on 28th Street and drew a large crowd of supporters.

Heiner, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, underwent the transplant surgery in May and has been in recovery ever since. The surgery was expensive, with a total cost of $1.2 million, and Heiner’s family has been struggling to pay for the medical bills.


The “Party for Emily” fundraiser was organized to help raise money for Heiner’s medical expenses and featured live music, food and drink specials, and a silent auction. The event was a huge success, with hundreds of people showing their support.

“I’m overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received from the community,” said Heiner. “It’s been a tough road, but events like this remind me that I’m not alone and that there are people out there who care about me and my family.”

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The “Party for Emily” fundraiser was just one of several events organized by the Ocean City community to help Heiner and her family. In April, T.C. Studios hosted a fundraiser for Heiner’s lung transplant surgery, which raised over $20,000.

In addition to the fundraisers, Heiner’s story has inspired many community members to become organ donors. “Emily’s story has opened my eyes to the importance of organ donation,” said Ocean City resident Sarah Johnson. “I’ve signed up to be an organ donor myself, and I hope others will do the same.”

Overall, the “Party for Emily” fundraiser was a powerful demonstration of the strength and generosity of the Ocean City community. Heiner and her family have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and are grateful to everyone who helped them during this difficult time.

“We’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received,” said Heiner. “It’s been a tough journey, but events like this remind us that there is kindness and compassion in the world and that we’re not alone.”

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