MONROE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Family and friends of nine-year-old Lief O'Neill are organizing several fundraisers to help pay for mounting medical bills.
Lief has severe autism and his heart recently became badly damaged; now he needs a transplant. Due to his autism, his family says Lief cannot get a new heart in Oregon, so he's at the Stanford Children's Hospital in northern California.
Lief's family owns a Christmas tree business; 100 percent of sales from their lot at 28th and Friendly Street in Eugene will go to his fund.
Other friends have put together a spaghetti dinner and auction at Monroe High School Saturday, December 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. There is also a Sensory Safe Santa event at the Eugene Boys & Girls Club December 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM.
More information about the 'Life for Lief' campaign is available on a Facebook