Greenville man needs liver transplant, family asking for community support

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GREENVILLE – After living a life of drug and alcohol abuse, 44-year-old Erik Straub now faces the physical consequences of his former addictions.

Erik is a lifelong resident of Greenville and as of March 15, he has been sober from any drugs for nine years and has not had any alcohol for over three years. Though he has left his old life behind, he is now facing a life-threatening liver disease and cancer and desperately needs a liver transplant.

“After not taking care of my body for the first 35 years of my life, Jesus finally reached me and pulled me up from drowning,” Erik said. “I have been sober for nine years and in 2021 I became a father of my son Maverick James Straub. I am now in the process of a liver transplant and want to thank everyone for the blessings, love and support with donations for when I will have to be off work!”

Erik Straub and his son Maverick

Erik’s mother, Becky Hunt and family friend Dr. Stephanie House, have started “Erik’s Liver Lottery”, where a full-sized Three Tours Flag quilt and a five-course dinner will be raffled off live on their Facebook event page on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. Tickets are now available to be purchased through Becky’s Venmo account @Rebecca-Hunt-291 or by calling 937-564-3496 (Becky) or 937-417-1571 (Stephanie). You can also message Becky directly on her Facebook profile. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 5 for $20.

The quilt is handmade by Erik’s mother and the five-course dinner will be prepared by local food enthusiasts who will cook and serve the meal in the comfort of your own home. This meal serves up to eight people.

Erik holding the Three Tours Flag quilt handmade by his mother.

All proceeds from this raffle will go to help Erik with doctor bills and living expenses after he receives his liver transplant. Thank you to everyone willing to donate to this life-saving fundraiser!