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7/26/02

A Lubbock Area Family Sells Almost Everything to Save a Life

Imagine selling almost everything you own, just to help someone in need. A family in Wolfforth is doing just that, so they can give the gift of life.

Pam Gilliam spent the past four weeks getting ready for her yard sale. But, it's no ordinary yard sale because Pam is selling almost everything her family owns. "Dishes, beds, computers, cd's, TV's, anything we don't have to have and everything that's considered luxury and extra," said Gilliam.

She hopes to raise $100,000 to pay for her brother Roy's kidney surgery. "My brother needs a kidney and for paying for expenses, and medicine to support him. It's an outrageous price," said Gilliam.

Every dollar counts, which is why the kids are even selling their toys. "I know it's going to my uncle, and when it's going to him, I could just sell everything," said Tiffany Gilliam.

But, selling almost everything they own, including three cars, is not the end of their generosity. Their uncle Roy still needs a donor and he doesn't have to look far. "My 14-year-old son wants to be a donor, my 13-year-old daughter has offered, my niece has too," said Gilliam.

"If mine matches, I just want to give it to him, because if mine doesn't match, I hope someone else's does, he's my uncle and I love him," said Jeffrey Spears. This family says giving the gift of life to a man they love is priceless.

The Gilliam family yard sale is July 27th and 28th and August 3rd and 4th at 10 McWhorter place in Wolfforth. Or you can make a donation to the Roy Gilliam kidney fund at the Alliance Federal Credit Union in Lubbock, which is formally known as the Lubbock Federal Credit Union.

Alliance Federal Credit Union is at the following locations:

  • 8401 Quaker
  • 2599 74th Street
  • 2220 34th Street
  • 3802 24th Street
  • 712 8th Street in Levelland
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