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Gravely Ill South Brunswick Marine Needs Help

South Brunswick High School graduate Christopher Molnar, 19, an Eagle Scout and U.S. Marine, is in need of help with medical bills as he fights for his life awaiting a heart transplant.

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

Margit Haas-Rethage December 22, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Chris Molnar makes us taking a deep breath to think about life and health! He is a wonderful young man. His need for a donor heart may encourage us all to discuss in our families and with friends the topic of Organ Donation. May God protect the Molnar family!
Azra Baig December 22, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Posting info below to make people aware that Jarrid Harpster, a friend of Chris, has set up a link online to raise funds for Chris Molnar. www.giveforward.com/staystrongchrismolnar Following is from the website: A request by a Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity inc. is built on three pillars of service, education, and unity. Here were helping Chris in his service to us. This is to help support Chris and his family, in their time of need. Chris suffered a stroke on Sunday, November 25th. When rushed to the hospital it was discovered he was in heart failure. He had to go into surgery to get a pump, to help pump his heart. Chris is a wonderful kid who always got along with everyone. He has been active throughout his life, by playing sports as in football. After graduation from South Brunswick High School he enlisted in the marines. He decided to give the ultimate service back to our country, and to do something he truly loves. It is time for us to show our support for him, in his time of need when he has already given us much more than we can ever repay.
Asati December 23, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I hope Chris and his family get the help they need. But it makes me think, that not everyone who has a medical condition has served in the Armed Forces and has a story like Chris', but it doesn't make their needs any less. Wouldn't we all be better off if we had some sort of nationalized health care so people like Chris and others could receive the assistance that is needed. And not have to make choices of depleting their financials resources to do it. Good luck to the Molnar's, but remember there are many, many more out there that are in need as well.
Eyeballs December 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM
It's sad that you would take someone's hardship and politicize it. You're shameless.
Asati December 23, 2012 at 05:07 PM
What is shameless is that we people have to make tough decisions as to whether or not they pay for medical treatment or do without. I have had to make similar choices and am still having to deal with those decisions long after my care was over. You can see that comment as a political one, I see this as one of hundreds of situations that take place in our area all the time and we haven't done anything as a society to rectify it.
Eyeballs December 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM
If I had posted that this poor family's problems demonstrate why we need to avoid socialized medicine as it will lead to more and more hardship cases, you'd accuse me of innappropriately interjecting politics into this poor family's difficulties. Just because you interjected your position doesn't make it less innappropriate or political.
Joe R December 23, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Eyeballs, enough, you made your point. Asati just made an observation which I thought was rather innocuous.
Eyeballs December 23, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Oh, I didn't know you were in charge, Joe. Were you a hall monitor in high school?
Asati December 23, 2012 at 09:18 PM
A very mature response. Taking a position that we should help our fellow citizens isn't a political response, it's a humane and socially responsible response.
Eyeballs December 23, 2012 at 09:31 PM
We should not have nationalized health care. There - another non-political position.
Cathleen DiBenedetto December 24, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Please stop...This is a very good family going through some hard times...Pray you or your love ones don't have to go through the same...We should all care about each other...
dectech December 28, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Eyeballs is an AH who doesn't know when to keep his big mouth shut !!!!!
Eyeballs December 28, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I should keep my mouth shut when I don't agree with you, genius?
Eyeballs December 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
He detech, let me know when you need your nose wiped so I can run over and take care of you. Socialized medicine isn't fully implemented yet and, with your obvious "special needs" and your inability to take care of yourself, I want to make sure my comrad is taken care of.
Cathleen DiBenedetto December 28, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Find someplace else to play you stupid name calling game..This is a story about a young man who needs a new heart...
Eyeballs December 28, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Get lost, Cathleen.

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