Family of young liver transplant recipient helps another patient in need


MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – The second annual Maddie’s Dash, a 5K and fun run named after a Mt. Juliet toddler, will be held Saturday in Lebanon.

The first event was held last October for the family of Maddie Whitlock, who received a life-saving liver transplant a year ago.RELATED STORY: 7-month-old Mt. Juliet baby needs transplant due to rare liver condition

With a goal of $50,000, expectations were surpassed and more than $70,000 was raised.

This year, Maddie’s family is giving back.

The event is still named after Maddie Whitlock, but the proceeds will benefit another local patient awaiting an organ transplant.

“It was such a huge blessing for us when people helped us. The last thing you want to think about when you have a sick child is money,” said Maddie’s mother, Michelle Whitlock. “We wanted to do the same for another family.”

The race will be held Saturday at College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. On-site registration for Maddie’s Dash begins at 7:30 a.m.

The one mile Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K is set for 9:30 a.m.

A silent auction will close at 10:30 a.m.

For more information con the event, click here.

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