Tracey Louvros gave up her kidney for her Brocklehurst neighbour — and now, the community’s pub is stepping up to help Dave Kozoris, too.
The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse is working with friends of the two Brock families to hold a fundraiser to help Kozoris with some of the expenses medical insurance doesn’t cover as he recuperates from his kidney surgery last month.
Kozoris is required to stay in Vancouver no farther than a 15-minute drive from the hospital, but accommodation is not provided for him.
His transplant was one of three that were done the same day at St. Paul’s Hospital. Louvros’ kidney went to one of the three recipients and Kozoris got his from one of the three donors.
The Pogue is hosting Celtic band Banshee’s Wail on June 22 and part of the $8 admission at the door will go to Kozoris to help him cover those other costs.
The Winnipeg-based band is made up of brothers Brenda and Murray Jowett — who started playing fiddle and violin at ages five and six — their cousin Steve Barkman, Steve’s close buddy Adam Sims and Nick Turnbull.
They’ve performed with Sloan, The Trews and wote and performed the theme song for the PBS series The Red River Showcase.
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