Elise's new heart

$10,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 124 people in 38 months
Bri Clarey Newton   VISALIA, CA
Elise is a vibrant 28 year old with a zest for life. She has a heart of gold, and is now in need of a new heart. On the day Elise and her twin sister were born, Elise was baptized and a Polaroid picture was taken with the fear that she wouldn't make the ambulance ride to Children's Hospital. Three weeks later she underwent her first of many heart surgeries. At age 7 she had open heart surgery that took twice as long as expected because her anatomy was so complex and unique. Double Outlet Right Ventricle was the diagnosis given to this beautiful child which would follow her throughout her life. Her positive attitude, amazing family, and faith in God has helped Elise defy all odds and live a full life. She was married last fall to Brad Koehler, has a career as a surgical tech, and has never let her illness define her. However, over the last 6 months Elise's condition has worsened and has taken a toll on the rest of her organs. Her doctors at UCLA have determined now is the time for a heart transplant. Elise will be living in the Los Angeles area awaiting a new heart. As you can imagine costs of surgery, living expenses, and travel for her family is exorbitant. As Elise's friends we have set up this website in the hopes that we can help defray the cost. Please pass this on to any friends and family that might be able to help.





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Update 1
38 months ago
Thank you for all your support! We have done amazing things in just 2 days! Keep sharing and spread the word! Keep the prayers going as well!
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Kelly Crookston
38 months ago

Praying...

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Janene Harper
38 months ago

Praying for you...

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Marco Vaca
38 months ago

Hi, this Marco Vaca, am a friend of Melissa Hulsey, she telling me about transplant, well am in sand boat as you, but I need a heart and liver, I go Stanford hospital, keep the faith and good luck. Marco a vaxa

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Gwen Houle
38 months ago

My Facebook friends and family this is not a scam, I know this amazing young lady and her outstanding friend that had set this site up. Please give as little or as much as you can. I know I will!!

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$10,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 124 people in 38 months
Created June 30, 2013
Bri Clarey Newton     Medical   VISALIA, CA
MR
$100
Marco & Robie Rinaldi
34 months ago (Monthly Donation)
DT
$100
Don & Christine Taugher
34 months ago

Best of luck Elise, you will remain in our prayers.

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MR
$100
Marco & Robie Rinaldi
35 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$175
Leigh Hussman
35 months ago (Monthly Donation)
DW
$100
Dr. Walter Walters
35 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MR
$100
Marco & Robie Rinaldi
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$175
Leigh Hussman
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MJ
$25
michael jester
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
DW
$100
Dr. Walter Walters
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
Kelly Crookston
38 months ago

Praying...

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Janene Harper
38 months ago

Praying for you...

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Marco Vaca
38 months ago

Hi, this Marco Vaca, am a friend of Melissa Hulsey, she telling me about transplant, well am in sand boat as you, but I need a heart and liver, I go Stanford hospital, keep the faith and good luck. Marco a vaxa

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Gwen Houle
38 months ago

My Facebook friends and family this is not a scam, I know this amazing young lady and her outstanding friend that had set this site up. Please give as little or as much as you can. I know I will!!

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