Christopher Molnar is the type of young man most parents dream of their child growing up to become.
The 19-year-old South Brunswick High School graduate is an Eagle Scout, a former standout football player for the Vikings, and a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps. However, this young man who has given so much to his community and was willing to give so much more for his country, is now in dire need of assistance.
Molnar graduated in June from SBHS and entered into basic training for the Marines in August. After he graduated as a Private First Class on Nov. 16, Molnar returned home to Kendall Park for a 10-day leave of absence before he was set to begin Marine Combat Training. But a serious medical condition prevented that from happening.
On Nov. 25, Molnar suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors discovered he was in heart failure due to a fatally enlarged heart. Molnar received immediate surgery to implant a Ventricular Assist Device to keep him alive while he awaits a heart transplant, which his family hopes can happen within the next year.
Molnar now faces expensive treatments for his condition, which have caused problems with skyrocketing medical bills, including the cost of transporting him frequently to the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. The Molnar family needs any help they can get from the community to help aid this heroic Marine as he fights for his life.
Christ the King Lutheran Church has established "The Christopher Molnar Fund" to allow members of the community to contribute financial support in order to offset the various costs incurred by the family as a result of the ongoing medical treatment. All monetary amounts donated to "The Christopher Molnar Fund" will be kept completely confidential.
Once a month, the Molnars will receive a list of donor names along with a check from Christ the King for the sum of all the donations received that month. 100 percent of the money donated to "The Christopher Molnar Fund" will go to the Molnar family, and the fund will remain active as long as Christopher is receiving treatment or until the Molnars wish the fund to be closed.
Donations to "The Christopher Molnar Fund" can be made payable to "Christ the King" with "The Christopher Molnar Fund" on the memo line. These gifts, which are being given to benefit a particular individual and family, are prohibited by IRS Tax laws from being tax deductible. Therefore, Christ the King will not be issuing statements to individual donors.
Donations may be mailed to Christ the King at 3330 Route 27, Kendall Park, NJ 08824. To donate online visit www.giveforward.com/staystrongchrismolnar