Friends rally around Warren County woman in need of new liver
A Warren County woman is in a fight for her life, and thankfully she’s not fighting alone.
Maureen "Mo" Otto is in need of a second liver transplant, and her friends are making sure she only has to worry about her health.
Otto tells NewsChannel 13 she’s a giver, so she finds it hard to accept the support from all of the people eager to help.
She is a mother of three, a grandmother of six and a friend to people she doesn’t even know.
Otto is a longtime member of a group called Lake George Women for Women in Need. They help people who are down on their luck because of tragedy or illness. These days, it’s Otto in need of a helping hand.
In November 2020 she had a stomach ache. A few hours later, she was in a coma with complete liver failure, completely out of the blue.
She had a liver transplant and things were looking up. However, about three weeks after the transplant, she was getting sick again. She’s getting invasive treatments now until she can get another transplant.
Friends, including her extended family at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs where she’s worked for 14 years, want to make sure finances aren’t a problem. They’re holding a public benefit Wednesday night, March 23, hoping to raise money and raise the spirits of a woman who puts others before herself. It goes from 5 to 9 p.m.
Learn about a personal way Otto says you can help if you can’t make it to the fundraiser by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.