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Support Donnie Cross ❤️

$1,572 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 1 month
Created April 17, 2018
I created this fundraiser on behalf of my dad to raise money to help pay for his upcoming heart surgery. 

He has a rare condition called a Myocardial Bridge .  He began having issues with chest & jaw pain and shortness of breath last summer.  He had a heart cath done and blockage was discovered and 5 stents put in.  He has continued to have the same symptoms and had 3 more heart caths done.  The symptoms have gotten so bad that he has constant pain and will be out breath just talking at times. 

A Myocardial Bridge is where a main coronary artery goes below the surface of the heart muscle instead of on top of it.  He actually has a double bridge where the muscle covers the same artery in two places.  It is something he was born with and is rare but it is even more rare to have symptoms from it.  Every time his heart beats it is cutting off the blood flow through that artery causing pain.  The doctors have tried to manage his symptoms with stents and medication (some of which he had allergic reactions to) but to no avail.  High risk open heart surgery is the only option at this point.  

He is a Veteran and has no insurance.  He is getting treatment through the VA hospital but because he has a job he still has to pay for his medical care.  He is only 62 and an active member of his church.  He will be in the hospital for at least 4-5 days after surgery and unable to work for a minimum of 6 - 8 weeks (and unable to drive for at least 4 weeks).  He will not be getting paid during that time. My mother takes care of my grandmother who has Alzheimer's and therefore is unable to work. Due to his recent health and being in/out of the hospital several times he has not been able to work much.  He is trying to get on disability but that can take months (even a year or 2!)  They will need money to pay his medical bills and living expenses during this time.  His surgery is tentatively scheduled for June but he’s currently unable to work more than part-time and his symptoms have continued to worsen.     

My dad is a loving, hard-working, God-fearing family man who would do anything in his power for those he loves.  Please find it in your heart to help in any way you can!  Even if it's just sharing this campaign.  To help me get the word out, you can share my link to your Facebook Timeline!

Thank you for your prayers, caring and generosity!

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Message from Donnie: “I would like to Thank Everyone for their prayers and support throughout my surgery and ongoing recovery. It really means a lot to me. I went home from the hospital yesterday on May 15th. This date will always be very special to me because it is also the one year anniversary of my beloved sister’s passing. Also, my Dad just passed away last night on the same date.
A lot of emotions today. But, my God is good. Thank You Again for your prayers and support.”
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Dad had a couple of rough days but is doing better and made enough progress that he came home today! Praise the Lord! He is very limited on things he can do and he has phlebitis in his left arm. He can’t drive for six weeks and no work. Thank you for continued prayers and support for him and my mom as she cares for him while he recovers. ❤️
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He’s tired and still in hurting but better than yesterday. He’s been able to eat and they even had him up walking a little. So proud of my dad. He’s handling all of this so well. ❤️
First walk post-op
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He’s off the ventilator and awake. He’s in a lot of pain but the nurses are working diligently on him. ❤️
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Created April 17, 2018
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