Wowee your are awesome MacIsaacs!!
Messaging ya'll sick from the couch.....Dont know what it is but hopefully it will be gone soon......but unfortunetly Erica is still waiting for a new heart and her medical bills pile up daily...and i know she just looked into a meal service for while her hubby is at work..she can order meals and have them delivered that also costs money. Between this site and the benefit we have raised around $11,300ish which doesn't even come close to what is needed......keeping this site open as long as donations are coming in....please continue to share and most importantly pray for the right heart to come asap. And I wanted to thank everyone for coming out the other night to support Erica and her Family. ...and support Bailee in her fundraising!
Keeping the page open thru the rest of the week for those whom couldn't make it tonight!
We are at $8320!!! Thank you everyone!!!
Yay Michelle Lovette!!!! You made it $8000 thankyou!!! And thankyou Amanda!!
$80 away from $8000!!!! Can we get to $8500 today??
Almost 80% there thankyou everyone!!!
I have a feeling I an going to have to change this goal to $15,000!
$7015 woohooo wow! God bless all of you!
We are 66% of the way to meet Bailees goal! Only God can find a heart for Erica....but God can also use us and you to help lighten the financial burden this has put on the Shea Family. Thank you everyone! Dont forget to come to the benefit Sunday Feb 16th at the DES Club in Gloucester from 5-9pm food music silent auction and you can register to be an organ donor!
Wow I am just amazed at these AMAZING people!! Who are selflessly giving!!! God Bless all of you!!! We are at $6405!!
Bailee is off to her second grade class with a skip in her step knowing how much closer she is to the goal....praying with the benefit next Sunday we can make it way over the goal!!
We are almost halfway there!!! We are at $4775 can we make it to $5000 on this beautiful snowy day? God calls us to love one another, that is his greatest command. Love on your sister Erica today! She needs your help! AMEN!
Erica continues to get better....hoping she will be home in time for the benefit! Thankyou all for continuing to debate we are at $3675!!!!! Would love to see it at $4000 before bedtime!! Share share share!!
Today is payday for many people ......make it a FIVE DOLLA FRIDAY! ;) take a minute click the link read about why Bailee is trying to raise $10,000 she is 31% of the way there at $3110 help her get a little closer today by donating as litle as FIVE DOLLAS! Erica is an amazing woman who deserves all the help we can get her! Thankyou!
I can't believe it we are at $3000!!! God is so good!! I am confident by the end of the benefit we will reach $10,000! This means so much to Erica, Dave and Ryder during these tough times....she is so grateful!! And Bailee is grateful that you are all helping her reach her goal to help Erica!!
We went to visit Erica today, she looks good...her incision is healing nicely, she looked exhausted though....they were inserting a PICC line as we came and had trouble and it took them a long time....poor thing...they were going to bring her down to interventional radiology when we left to fix the PICC because he still wasn't in place if the line works well they will be able to remove the swan from her carotid artery...hoping she gets the rest she needs tonight!
Getting closer to Bailee's goal at $2360 right now!
Please pray that God will take away Erica's excruciating pain.....or ease it to be bearable ;/ Thanks!
Erica is healing well from her LVAD insertion praise God!
We are up to $1415!!! Erica is going into surgery today to have her LVAD put in place....one thought I did have today is if ALL my Facebook friends donated just $5 that would bring in over $4500 please consider helping Erica and her family!
Bad and good news....today Erica was rushed to the Cath lab and had a balloon pump inserted into her heart because her heart was functioning horribly.....she is okay....good news is on Monday she will have an LVAD placed into her heart....which is a Left Ventricular assist device which helps then left ventricle which does all the work in the heart it will help the heart pump better and this is how her heart will survive until the transplant comes.....the GOOD news she can come home after recovering from the 6 hour open heart surgery to have the LVAD put in..... please consider helping this family by giving a donation! And keep Erica in your prayers!
We haven't had a donation in a few days be one to donate today!!
Erica is doing well....hanging in there....she has an internal catheter monitoring her heart which runs through the carotid artery into the RV they then increase or decrease meds according to her internal pressures......and she still has a smile on her face pushing through the pain and discomfort....please continue to pray for strength, perseverance, and comfort. Pray for a heart to come as soon as possible, pray for Dave and Ryder ..as Dave needs to be a supportive husband and keep himself together for Ryder and please pray for Erica's mother Yazmin and Erica's sisters whom share the same strong bond that I know with my sisters.....this is a wonderful family who deserve everyone's help but most of all a miracle...please pray for them tonight Thanks!!
Erica has officially been bumped up to 1A status on the transplant list which means she is in the first group waiting keep praying.... for a heart asap!
Today Erica will take residence at Tufts until she receives her heart we are praying this will be asap but they say could be up to 6 months.....she is as strong as an ox has fought of cancer and I know she will remain resilient through this... but Dave and Ryder must move in with family since so he can afford childcare for Ryder please consider giving to help out this wonderful family!
Erica has been admitted to the hospital and will stay until she gets her heart the IV meds aren't working.....they say up to 6 months.....is an estimated wait time...her husband and son have to move in with her mother in law so he can work and afford to pay for daycare...please consider helping this family out during these tough times and please please pray this heart comes quick!
Thank you to everyone who has donated!!! Pleas share and spread the word to help Bailee meet her goal!..Erica is home from the hospital and continues on meds via PICC line.....please keep her in your prayers... prayers for strength and happiness as she waits for a heart!
Erica has been admitted to the ICU for difficulty breathing her WBCs are also elevated please continue to pray and consider giving to this wonderful family!! Erica is the kindest most giving person who I know would give the shirt off her back to anyone please take this time to read her story and consider donating $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 or more and help lightened this families load.
Please follow the link to help Bailee raise $10,000 for our family friend Erica who is waiting for a heart transplant!
Bailee is 8 years old and has been in the fundraising world for 1 1/2 years she has raised $3000 for multiple projects this will be her biggest yet with a goal of $10,000...to benefit
Erica is a 28 year old mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She is also a cancer survivor and now suffers from congestive heart failure due to chemotherapy treatment.
In 2007, a biopsy done on a lump in her neck lead to a stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosis. At 22, Erica went on to receive a six month ABVD chemotherapy regimen which resulted in remission in 2008. She met her husband in 2009 and "started over" hoping to leave her medical nightmare behind her. She was told she would never be able to conceive due to chemotherapy and a history of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) but to her surprise, she found herself pregnant in 2011. After getting over the initial shock, the excitement was overwhelming, until her 20 week ultrasound appnt. Within ten minutes she was being sent into Boston via ambulance due to an incompetent cervix. She was dialated and her water was about to break. After a procedure called a "cerclage" in which the cervix is sewn shut to prevent pre term labor, Erica was on bed rest both in and out of the hospital for three and a half months until she went into labor at 34 weeks. On December 4, 2011 her miracle baby was born at 4lbs 14oz. Healthy and excited, Mom, Dad, and baby arrived home together on December 8th.
Within two days of being home symptoms like shortness of breath and severe chest pain ensued. On December 10th her husband rushed her to the hospital after she was having difficulty breathing where she was admitted to the ICU and diagnosed with heart failure. Her heart had an ejection fraction (measurement of how well your heart is pumping) of 20%.
Over the last two years her heart function has dropped to 10% and Erica was placed in a medically induced coma and med flighted to Boston on December 1st, 2013 due to sepsis. Her body had began going into complete organ failure. After about five days of being intubated and drained of about 23L of fluid, the medical staff woke her up. She was released from the hospital on December 10th with a PICC line in place to receive IV heart failure drugs around the clock while at home with her family.
Erica continues to be extremely positive and maintains a good sense of humor while battling end-stage heart failure. She is now on the heart transplant list and waiting for the gift of life.
Please help Bailee reach her goal!!!