Help Steven get a new heart!

 
Raised: $5,570.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Amanda Lulay-Foltz

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Steven was born in Oct. 1989 with a birth defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a complex congenital heart defect in which the... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Amanda Lulay-Foltz 19 months ago

Thank you everyone so much for your generous donation's and support for Steven Lulay. Recently we have found out that Standford Hospital is unable to perform the heart transplant due to him being considered high risk because of his other heart related complications. We are now looking into other facilities such as Texas Heart Institute. We are hoping to be able to find a facility that will be able to take Steven as a patient and give him his much needed heart. Thank you again and please continue to keep Steven in your prayers.

Sincerely,
Steven Lulay and Family

 
 
 

Updated posted by Amanda Lulay-Foltz 21 months ago

Another Thank You to all the amazing and generous donations you have made! We are 69.9% to our second goal! It warms my heart to know that there are so many wonderful, caring, loving, & thoughtful people in our lives who care just as much about my brother Steven and our Family. May God continue to Bless you and your Families!! We love you all!!!!!!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Amanda Lulay-Foltz 21 months ago

I'd like to thank everyone who has donated to my Brother and Parents to help with Steven getting a new heart. I would also like to say Thank you to the Sublimity Fire Dept. for there generous donation of $1000.00!! My family is so very thankful for each and everyone of you! May God Bless you ALL!!!!!!

 
 
 
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Created by Amanda Lulay-Foltz on July 11, 2012

Steven was born in Oct. 1989 with a birth defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries.

Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a complex congenital heart defect in which the two large arteries that carry blood out of the heart are connected to the heart abnormally:

  • The aorta is attached to the right-sided pumping chamber (ventricle), instead of the left.
  • The pulmonary artery is attached to the left-sided pumping chamber (ventricle), instead of the right
Normally, blood flows in this pattern: body » right side of heart » lungs » left side of heart » back to body. The pulmonary artery carries blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, and the aorta carries blood from the left side of the heart to the body. In children with TGA, the normal pattern of flow does not exist, and the body doesn't get enough oxygenated blood (click on this link to read more about this)

 He had his first heart related surgery at only 3 days old called His first surgery, a Coarctation of the Aorta.
Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the aorta, the main blood vessel carrying oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the organs of the body.  

 

When Steven was 16 months old, my parents had to take him to UCLA in southern Los Angeles to have a Fontan procedure done to cap off the pulmonary artery and bypass the whole right side of his heart. He spent 6 weeks in the hospital. (Click on the link to read more about this) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontan_procedure

When he was 3 1/2 years old he would have another surgery done in Portland at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Over the years Steven has had many heart related surgeries or procedures.
 
When he was 13, he received a pacemaker. A few years later he was told that he would eventually need a new heart and that time has come. He was placed on the heart transplant list at OHSU a few months ago but was recently taken off the list due to heart related complications. He was then told that OHSU would not be able to do the heart transplant because there was too many heart related risks. They gave him information from 3 different hospitals and not one of them being in Oregon. Recently, Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA near San Francisco called to make his appt. to hopefully be put on the list to receive his heart. While on the transplant list, Steven will have to live near the hospital which means, Steven and his mother Ronelle will be moving to California. Ronelle will have to transfer within her job to keep their insurance and income and his father Steve will be staying in Oregon to keep his job and take care of the house and animals. They will be needing extra help with expenses towards traveling, lodging, food, etc. so Steven can finally get his new heart. We are asking for any donations and any help that you may be able to give and are Greatly Appreciative towards your generosity. Any donations can be made on this page or mailed to PO Box 817 Lyons, OR 97358

We would like to thank you in advance as our family embarks down this long stressful road. May God Bless you all!

 

~The Lulay's

 
 
 
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Thank you so much for all of your prayers, support and generous donations for Steven. May God continue to bless each and every one of you and keep you in his care. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you!!

posted by Ronelle Lulay 21 months ago

Steven & family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!

posted by Debbie Bishop-Smothers 21 months ago

We are all pulling for you, Steven, Ronelle, and Steve. We are here for you. There is more than enough generosity in this beautiful world to sustain you through this journey. To my friends: If you want to make a difference, this is the time.

posted by William Muldoon 21 months ago

The Sublimity Firefighters Association met this evening and decided to donate half of our earnings from our Cowboy Breakfast next weekend, with a MINIMUM donation of $1,000.00.

posted by Brandon Hamilton 21 months ago

Wow. I will be praying that God showers every one of you who donated with so much love. If only words could describe how much I love humanity right now.

posted by Megan Lulay 21 months ago

Thank you to everyone who has donated!! This is just so amazing and myself and my family THANK YOU!!!!! May God Bless You All!!!

posted by Tina Lulay 21 months ago

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Recent Donations (64)

$5,570 raised by 64 people in 21 months.

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Dennis & Mary F

19 months ago

 
 

$25.00

T.C. (Kristi L. co-worker)

20 months ago

 
 

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Tim D. (Kristi L. brother)

20 months ago

 
 

$200.00

Anonymous

20 months ago

 

$30.00

Amanda Russell

21 months ago

 
 

Hiya, I'm friends with Bill & Trish and read about Steven on Trish's Facebook page. I do so hope, and pray, that all goes well for him. Much Love from England to you all, Amanda xx

 

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Tim and Belinda Dunn

21 months ago

 
 

Praying for you Steven.

 

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Shawnette A.

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Vinny m

21 months ago

 
 

Good luck.

 

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Francis Beitel

21 months ago

 
 

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Dave and Denise Norby

21 months ago

 
 

Just want to let you know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We're hoping for all the best for Steven. Love and prayers from the Norbys.

 

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