Yard sale raises funds for Eagle Point teen needing lung transplant

Orick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension three years ago.

More than $1,000 was raised in a benefit yard sale to help an Eagle Point boy needing a lung transplant.

13-year-old Orick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension three years ago. It's a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in your lungs and the right side of your heart.

Orick's mother, Stphanie Floyd, said her son has undergone three different kinds of treatment, takes 13 different medications each day, and stays on high volumes of oxygen at all times. The next step in his treatment is a lung transplant and possibly a heart transplant-- both of which would take place in Houston, Texas.

That's where the yard sale comes in.

The sale, which took place at White Mountain Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, consisted mainly of donated goods. The proceeds will be used to aid travel and lodging costs in Texas.

Floyd said she was thrilled with the turn-out for the event.

"It's emotional because everybody just is showing their support towards Orick," said Floyd. "The community the past few years have just come together to help out with Orick."

While Orick is in stable condition, Floyd said his treatment is an uphill battle. Over the past winter, Orick contracted multiple varieties of Pneumoia, and spent time on Advanced Life Support.

"His little body simply can't take it anymore," she wrote in a flyer advertising the yard sale. "Thus, we must travel to Houston immediately."

While in Texas, he will have to undergo preliminary testing and transplant preparations. Floyd is hoping to hear whether or not Orick is selected for the transplant in July.

If you would like to help Orick and his family, you can donate to their GoFundMe account by clicking here.

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