Teresa's Heart Transplant

$1,985 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Terri Haist- Elliott
on behalf of Teresa Harris
 OXFORD, MI




Dearest friends and family! I need to tell you about my wonderful heart sister, (and many of you who know me, know of her). I call her that because we were brought together over 20 years ago through our congenital heart conditions.  Her name is Teresa Harris and she is 52 years old.  She has complex congenital heart disease. She, like me, never enjoyed the normalcy of life.  Running, jumping, and growning up "normal" was never possible.  Our struggles have  been many, and our challenges, very large. Teresa overcame many obstacles and was able to give birth to a child, now 16 (pictured), and is autistic.  Joshie is a marvelous son, and Teresa, an incredible single mother. Teresa has fought her entire 52 years to be the best person she can be, kind, caring and loving.  She has been on the heart transplant list for 12 years as a status 2.  But,  just recently, went into congestive heart failure and is now waiting at the University of Michigan Hospital for a heart transplant. Teresa is now fighting for her life as a status 1A.  She has been in the hospital for 5 weeks as of April 25. When Teresa receives her new heart, she will cherish it always, and treat her body as she always has - with tender loving care! Please see this wonderful person that Teresa is, and find it in your heart to donate a little money to help with her health costs, recovery, keeping her home and car and just general living expenses during this terribly difficult time.  She would be forever grateful!!  Donations can also be accepted by mail to: AAC Credit Union, 612 E. Main St., Zeeland, MI 49464. (*Checks must have attachment, or marked in memo line - "Donation for Teresa Harris, DOB 9-17-64". THANK YOU!!
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*Update* Teresa is doing well so far. No rejection after 5 weeks out of surgery. She still struggles to be up and around, but is getting better every day. Teresa still needs a little help!! She is striving to obtain a "normal" life, but of course, the medical bills are coming in strong with no way for her to pay them, except your generosity. Thank you so much to all who have helped - if anyone could help get her through 1 more month - it would be amazing!! Thank you!!
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Teresa is home recovering now! She is doing well and finally able to go outside!! (most of us take that for granted!). If we could just a few more $$, it make take her through the summer, and on her way!! Thank you so much for EVERYONE's support!! <3
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We were on Fox 17 News (Grand Rapids) Michigan, talking about "heart sisters" and Teresa's Heart Transplant, plus Complex Congenital Heart Disease! Teresa did fantastic, and is on her way out of the woods! Her last biopsy was negative for rejection!! She still needs help! Gofundme is also on the story. Please continue to help a little, if you can!!! Thank you so much!!
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After a long haul - Teresa finally gets to see her son, Joshua!! A new heart! A new life! ...but still a tough recovery. Please help Teresa, as she still needs LOTS of help to be able to get back to her life without losing everything she has! Please donate a little on this, her gofundme page!!
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$1,985 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Created April 26, 2017
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$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
$50
Sharon Creekmore Dordon
23 months ago

Love you!

RD
$20
Robert Degan
23 months ago
$15
Terri Elliott
23 months ago

Teresa, you go girl!! You are getting better - keep moving forward!

$25
Terri Elliott
24 months ago

My Dearest Teresa!! Heart sisters forever!!

CT
$50
Connie Tengler
24 months ago

Love you Teresa!!...Prayers for you always !!...Connie & Bill ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

JT
$75
James Thompson
24 months ago
JD
$50
Joe and Madeline Degan
24 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best life has to offer!!

$20
Terri Elliott
24 months ago
BM
$50
Betty mackenzie
25 months ago

Praying for you every day and hope that you come home soon.

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