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Community rallies around local baby in need of heart transplant

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- At only 4 months old a little girl is fighting for her life. Avery Moore was just a day old when she was diagnosed with two rare heart defects. She's on the transplant list and is waiting for a heart.

Avery's dad is a local business owner here in Augusta. As his family struggles through this difficult time, other businesses are rallying behind them to their support. Tonight they threw a fundraiser at The Country Club.

"I cannot fathom the daily pain," said Krystal Marrero, Harley Davidson Marketing Manager.

Days and nights spent in the hospital.

"As a parent the birth of your child is the best day of your life and the very next day to find out she has this heart defect," said Krystal.

Baby Avery Moore is waiting for a new heart. Her parents, local business owner of Indian Queen, Steven Moore and his wife Alison don't leave her side.

"She needs a full heart transplant and we're hoping that tonight's benefit is going to help raise that money, bring people together, bring awareness together," said Krystal. "And we're all coming together for little baby Avery Moore."

Businesses usually in competition are now coming together. Jared Ashley and his partner Jeremy Britton own The County Club and tonight they put together a big fundraiser just for baby Avery.

"We just want everybody to come out and enjoy themselves and just come together as a community to help support a friend and a fellow business owner," said Jared.

Other bars, their distributors, restaurants and more local businesses are banning together for this family. Harley Davidson is just one of those business giving their support.

"We are so proud that we're able to help out local businesses and local business owners for little baby Avery Moore and just be there for her," said Krystal.

With music, a crowd of people and even a mechanical bull the community is raising one dollar at a time to help ease the financial burden for the Moore's. But, Jared says it not only about raising money it's about being their for a friend and another business owner.

"We're keeping up with her progress and I understand it's been a rough week, this week," Jared said. "So we're praying that things get better for them."

News 12 spoke with Avery's dad, Seven, on the phone today and you could hear the pain in his voice. They're at a children's hospital in Atlanta. Steven says he and his wife can't even begin to thank and appreciate the support The Country Club and other businesses have shown to his little family.

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