Superior Nutrition Shop Owner Donates $500 for Friend's Liver Transplant

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: May 03, 2019 06:46 PM

The owner of a Superior nutrition shop used her business as an opportunity to raise funds for her friend's liver transplant surgery.

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Ashley Martin, the owner of nutrition shop Tower Fit, hosted a fundraiser April 26 at the nutrition shop for her friend, Jan Kroll, who is in need of a liver transplant.

She announced the fundraising effort on the Tower Fit Facebook page last week, where she encouraged folks to stop by the shop to purchase nutrition shakes to help with the cause.

Profits from the sales made that day were used to donate for Jan’s surgery. With sales and tips, the shop made $500.

Jan and her family were surprised with the check Friday and it was an emotional and heartwarming moment for everyone there. Jan was taken back by the support from the community.

"It means an awful lot that they have the kindness and generosity, especially from people who don't even know me,” Jan Kroll, said.

"Loving people without boundaries is just an amazing thing to hold in your heart all the time. That’s what we do here at Tower Fit. It's not just me, it’s everybody here, it’s everybody who came on that Friday,” Martin said.

Kroll said Martin has been an important person to her family. Her oldest daughter, Kristin, met Ashley in high school.

Ashley also went to UWS and played sports, where she would often see Dave Kroll, Jan’s husband, who was a head athletic trainer of the university.

Jan’s youngest daughter, Kimberly, is a positive match as a donor and is going through the transplant to help her mom. Jan and Kimberly are getting surgery in June.


Alejandra Palacios

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