Heart Transplant Survival

$23,502 of $20k goal

Raised by 329 people in 32 months
Jacqueline Pitchford  EXETER, CA
I found out in May 2013 that I have heart failure.  My heart is too large and too weak.  At the age of 33, I am taking medications my grandmother took in her 80's.  I have been told that a heart transplant is my only option left.  I am a mother of 3 wonderful children.  My 2 sons were both born at 26 weeks.  Doctors wanted me to terminate my pregnancies due to possible deformities and left my babies with zero chance of survival.  I fought along side my little guys and never gave up faith and today I have a healthy and happy 7year old and 4 year old.  God has blessed me with these miracles and I pray he blesses me with another.  My babies are my world.  They never gave up on me and now it's my turn to not give up on them.
I have medical insurance which covers 100% of the transfer itself but only covers 80% of my medications.  That doesn't sound like too much on my part, but my 20% for one of the post transplant medications will run me $1300 per month.  I have been denied AS I due to my husband's income.  I need Medi-cal as a back-up and proof that even without it I will be able to pay for my medications.  Without proof, a transplant will not be approved.  My cardiologist said I don't have 2-3 years to wait.  I need help now. I am not ready to die, but if I do, it will not be without a fight.  Game on.
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Update 3
26 months ago

Today is day 111 in the hospitL, still with no new heart. I found a quote on pinteresrt, "don't quit. Suffer now and live the resr of your life as a champion." I never know what the day may bring, but I do know I am not giving up. I am walking And eating like I am told, all I cando is wait.
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Update 2
29 months ago

This is my last dY of freedom. Tomorrow I will be admitted at Cedars sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and will remain there untilaftermy heRt transofy story, just a new chapter.ant.. then Scott will move down with me fo another 2_3 months of recovery. Again, than you all for your support...both financial and spiritual. My story isn't over I sm just starting a new chapter.
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Update 1
30 months ago

The love and support pouring in leaves me speechless. I can't figure out a Thank You big enough and perfect enough to ecpress my gratitude. The gift of life is proceless, and that is ecactly what you all have given me...the chance to live. ♥♥♥♥♥
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Rhonda Cotta
26 months ago

Hello, Jacque. Just thinking about you and hoping that all is well and you are getting stronger every day. God bless.

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Anastasia Kulchak
29 months ago

Dear Jacque, I am so glad that all of us could help you. I am very happy to hear this news! We will pray for you, and we will wait for your after surgery update. May God help you and your family to go through these difficult times. Get well soon, Jacque!

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Rhonda Cotta
29 months ago

We are praying for you and your family, Jacqueline. May you have a speedy recovery and God bless you.

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Yolanda Alvarez
30 months ago

So glad you made your goal. I donated blood today because I know transplant recipients need lots of units of blood. God Bless you and your family.

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Marjorie Wass
30 months ago

God performs miracles and people fulfill god's promise. I am so happy that you have met the financial goal. Again prayers for you and your family to see you through the steps ahead.

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Jewel Bain
30 months ago

These flowers are for you Jacqueline..

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Debbie Zamora
30 months ago

Please consider signing up to either deliver or mail this family a wonderful meal! Lots of great places online - even low-sodium meals are available to help Jackie stay on her prescribed diet!! http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=ITFI4637&v=09a674b879

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Samantha Staggs
30 months ago

Jackie you have been in my thoughts and prayers every single day. You are a very strong person and I love you. If you need help with anything just give me a call 559-667-2651. I'm working on getting some money for you. Love your cousin Elizabeth

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Jacqueline Pitchford
30 months ago

All of you angels are proof that the Lord is watching over me

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Rebecca Underwood
30 months ago

I am not able to donate right now, but I am praying for you and your family. I know with the love, generosity and support of all these amazing people you will be able to get back on the list in no time. You're a very brave and strong woman.

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Byron Stephens
30 months ago

This is my cousin!!!! Thank you all for the support!!!!

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Marco Vaca
30 months ago

Hi, Am marco vaca. I like give infomortion on all that you are going though, It may help. Am a post heart transplant myself, I just got my new heart in July 2013, so if I can meet with you or contact you by email/ phone. Thank you for your time marco vaca. Marcovaca73@yahoo.com 5593081973 cell

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Jacqueline Riffle
30 months ago

Debbie Zamora - thank you!!!! Jackie is a beloved friend, and all the support we can get is appreciated!! Let's keep the love going and the hope alive!!!!!

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Yoly Arellano
30 months ago

If anyone know tell her to go to www.needymeds.org not all but some medications she can get for free for a year just fill out her part of the application n her doctors fill out there's with a written script. process takes 4 to 6 weeks to get approved they can even rush the process

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Debbie Zamora
30 months ago

God bless you and your beautiful family. I will share this with my 600+ Facebook friends and challenge them to donate $20 each like I will be doing. I wish I had more to offer - if I win the lotto your first on my list!!

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Jacqueline Pitchford
30 months ago

Much gratitude and love to all of you helping me to fight to live. Cherish every moment you are given. If you love someone, let them know before it's too late. ♥♥♥♥♥

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$23,502 of $20k goal

Raised by 329 people in 32 months
Created January 28, 2014
Jacqueline Pitchford  
$40
Robert Blowers
29 months ago

Airborne!

$40
Anonymous
29 months ago
$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
SN
$200
suzette nordstrom
30 months ago
$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
JT
$50
Jim Thomas
30 months ago

Hang in there - Fight! Lot's of prayers coming your way. Love from Jim and Gale Thomas

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
$30
Sharon Chronister
30 months ago
RP
$100
Rick Perryman
30 months ago
Rhonda Cotta
26 months ago

Hello, Jacque. Just thinking about you and hoping that all is well and you are getting stronger every day. God bless.

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Anastasia Kulchak
29 months ago

Dear Jacque, I am so glad that all of us could help you. I am very happy to hear this news! We will pray for you, and we will wait for your after surgery update. May God help you and your family to go through these difficult times. Get well soon, Jacque!

+ Read More
Rhonda Cotta
29 months ago

We are praying for you and your family, Jacqueline. May you have a speedy recovery and God bless you.

+ Read More
Yolanda Alvarez
30 months ago

So glad you made your goal. I donated blood today because I know transplant recipients need lots of units of blood. God Bless you and your family.

+ Read More
Marjorie Wass
30 months ago

God performs miracles and people fulfill god's promise. I am so happy that you have met the financial goal. Again prayers for you and your family to see you through the steps ahead.

+ Read More
Jewel Bain
30 months ago

These flowers are for you Jacqueline..

+ Read More
Debbie Zamora
30 months ago

Please consider signing up to either deliver or mail this family a wonderful meal! Lots of great places online - even low-sodium meals are available to help Jackie stay on her prescribed diet!! http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=ITFI4637&v=09a674b879

+ Read More
Samantha Staggs
30 months ago

Jackie you have been in my thoughts and prayers every single day. You are a very strong person and I love you. If you need help with anything just give me a call 559-667-2651. I'm working on getting some money for you. Love your cousin Elizabeth

+ Read More
Jacqueline Pitchford
30 months ago

All of you angels are proof that the Lord is watching over me

+ Read More
Rebecca Underwood
30 months ago

I am not able to donate right now, but I am praying for you and your family. I know with the love, generosity and support of all these amazing people you will be able to get back on the list in no time. You're a very brave and strong woman.

+ Read More
Byron Stephens
30 months ago

This is my cousin!!!! Thank you all for the support!!!!

+ Read More
Marco Vaca
30 months ago

Hi, Am marco vaca. I like give infomortion on all that you are going though, It may help. Am a post heart transplant myself, I just got my new heart in July 2013, so if I can meet with you or contact you by email/ phone. Thank you for your time marco vaca. Marcovaca73@yahoo.com 5593081973 cell

+ Read More
Jacqueline Riffle
30 months ago

Debbie Zamora - thank you!!!! Jackie is a beloved friend, and all the support we can get is appreciated!! Let's keep the love going and the hope alive!!!!!

+ Read More
Yoly Arellano
30 months ago

If anyone know tell her to go to www.needymeds.org not all but some medications she can get for free for a year just fill out her part of the application n her doctors fill out there's with a written script. process takes 4 to 6 weeks to get approved they can even rush the process

+ Read More
Debbie Zamora
30 months ago

God bless you and your beautiful family. I will share this with my 600+ Facebook friends and challenge them to donate $20 each like I will be doing. I wish I had more to offer - if I win the lotto your first on my list!!

+ Read More
Jacqueline Pitchford
30 months ago

Much gratitude and love to all of you helping me to fight to live. Cherish every moment you are given. If you love someone, let them know before it's too late. ♥♥♥♥♥

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