Community to Hold Fundraisers for Tyrone Senior After Successful Liver Transplant


Tyrone sophomores Katelyn Richards and Jamie Lynch accept $1 donations for the Sayler family during A lunch at TAHS. Inset photos: bottom: Sharon Salyer; top: Students also made a banner to welcome Sharon back to school.

Tyrone senior Sharon Salyer, a recent liver transplant recipient, will come home to Tyrone today and is hoping to return to school part-time as early as next week.  Her friends and family are excited for her return to school.

In the mean time, several fundraising activities are planned to help offset the expenses that the family has incurred as a result of the transplant, multiple ambulance and helicopter runs, hospitalizations, travel to and from Pitttsburgh, and lost work time.  Sharon will also have life-long expenses for medication and follow-up care.

The following activities and events on Sharon’s behalf have been planned so far:



  • Students made a “Welcome Home” banner for Sharon and will sell stickers to decorate it during all high school lunches this week. Stickers are $1 each and can be personalized with a message.


  • A concert/hoe-down at the Tipton Fire Hall on Saturday, April 9 from 6-9 pm with entertainment by the Steinbeiser & Friends Band. There will be multiple prize raffles, including a hand made quilt and quilt rack.  Any donations for the raffle baskets (craft items, gift cards, items from a personal business) would be welcome as well.


  • Canisters for monetary donations will be available in all three TASD building offices and the TASD Central Office beginning today. Checks should be made out the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) with “Sharon Salyer” on the information line. This is important to maintain the tax exempt status of the donations.



  • For those who would like to show their creative side and help the Salyer family, keep Friday April 29 open for a “Paint ‘n Snack Party.” Arrangements are still being finalized, so there will be more information to follow.