Small child big inspiration to community

By: Rob Hughes Email
By: Rob Hughes Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) It means he only has half a heart.
Jason's supporters held a silent auction and fundraiser for him at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Saturday afternoon. Dozens of community members and individuals came out. Doctors nationwide can't help Jason, but a doctor in California has offered to help. Jason and his family will be traveling to Stanford California next month for the rare surgery.

"He's always been a happy little guy; he's always had a great personality; he's always just been overly happy for everything he's gone through; he's just doing really good, but you can really tell that he needs the surgery; he's getting to the point where he's getting tired, and not just quite as active as he used to be," says Anthony Gutierrez, Jason's dad.

The family is holding a charity car wash at Hooter's Sunday, August 26th from 11am to 2pm. All proceeds benefit Jason's Heart Journey.

Here are other ways you can help.

(1.) Contact Mary Kincaid, Jason's mother, at (970) 683-0180

(2.) Make a check payable to Jason Gutierrez or Mary Kincaid
Send to: Bank of the West
Attn: Brenda Girodo
1211 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

(3.) Like Jason's Facebook page at...

(4.) Stop by any of the following restaurants or businesses and look for the bins to donate money for Jason.

B & H
Studio 9
Flying Roosters
Kim's Auto (Fruita)
Pandora's Piercing
City Market Pharmacy
Amigo Animal Clinic
Jack's Place
Western CO Truck

(5.) Donate to the "Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado" charity. Visit their Facebook page at

Learn more about the "Mended Little Hearts" charity at

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