Local Lex Market hosts fundraiser supporting organ donors and recipients

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Local Lex Market hosted a fundraiser as part of National Blue and Green day Friday.

18 of the stores artisans created blue and/or green items that a portion of the proceeds will go to Donate Life’s Kentucky beneficiary Satterwhite Patient Assistance Fund.

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In addition to the items for sale, there were raffles, free kidney screenings and information about organ donation.

Merritt Carbajal is the co-owner of Local Lex Market. Friday’s fundraiser hit close to home because she donated her kidney 16 months ago.

“It’s just an unbelievable feeling every day I wake up with so much joy in my heart knowing that a little girl gets to go and graduate high school this year because I was her miracle and her angel,” she said.

Now, she hopes to bring awareness to Donate Life and help others consider organ donation.

To register to be a donor click here.