Heart transplant

Kaizen Athletics Holds Heart Transplant Fundraiser

To help raise money for her dad’s medical bills, Kaizen Athletics is hosting a “community fundraising workout” this Saturday.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach woman is asking the community to help raise money for her father’s heart transplant.

Emily Throckmorton owns Kaizen Athletics, an adapted gym off Virginia Beach Boulevard. This weekend, the gym will host a fundraising workout to help pay for his dad’s medical bill.

Throckmorton opened up about his father’s health issues in a Facebook post.

“I don’t usually talk about personal things, but this is something very important to my family,” Throckmorton wrote.

She went on to say that her father suffered from cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, and now needed a transplant.

“We don’t want him to feel like he’s going through this alone. We want to show him how much we love him and how much we appreciate him,” she wrote.

To help raise money for his dad, Throckmorton Gym is hosting a “community fundraising workout” on Saturday starting at 9am at Kaizen Athletics. Throckmorton said all donations will go directly to his father’s heart transplant and medical bills.

You can also donate to the GoFundMe by clicking here.