David's LVAD surgery and recovery

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Raised by 79 people in 29 months
My Story

David fry born 12-09-79 in Boca raton. Son of Michael & Peggy fry.I am 37yrs old and have been facing life threating challenges these last couple years. Heart disease killed both my grandparents on my dad side, and also killed my mother and father at 52 and 56 years old. I was an only child. Since the day my parents passed its been a up hill battle. The best day of my life was when my son David was born aka Small fry. He really put life into perspective for me.... I also have two other pride and joys. Andre & jaylynn, aka stir and currly fry. 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with heart disease and congestive  heart failure (CHF). My ejection fracture is below 10% and the normal range is 40 to 50%.  In the beginning the medication seemed to be working. I was still able to work. I was able to  coach football and basketball, have my kids and feel like a productive member of society. Those days are long gone unfortunately. These last couple months I can't even breathe. I fear going to sleep at night, because I can't stop  coughing and I can't lay flat. I don't wish what I've been going through on anyone. I truly miss coaching and being around the kids. I've coached for eight years. Last month I coached my final game. My kids fought so hard in the final game and won us another championship. If you were at the game then you would truly believe in miracles. My young men sent me off on top. I know life throws it's twist and turns, but this heart disease is a monster. Nobody in the fry family has suffered like this. The mental and physical aspect of this disease is straight torture.  I've been hospitalized for times in the last five months. Finally I found doctors that I believe truly want to make a difference in my life. It almost seems that it's too little too late though. I need to drop like 30/40lbs which is my own fault that I let myself to get this out of shape. Losing the weight will help the heart work better but it will not fix the issue. The only thing that can fix the issue a heart transplant. Now the chances of me surviving by the time I lose the weight and get a new heart is the real question at hand. I have medication running through an IV line in my arm that's how I am keeping my heart pumping and keeping me alive. I continue to fight every day I will continue because I know there's people out there that care about me. I don't want my kids to go through the same thing I did by losing their father at such at such a young age. I've been doing a lot of research and a couple friends of mine have been helping me on the backend and say that in the Bahamas they have a special treatment for congested heart failure.  It's a stem cell treatment where you go for four days. They inject the cells directly into the heart. We have it here in the US but it's regulated and they just do case studies with it.  The clinic in the bahamas (okyanos) does the procedures on a regular basis.  The stm cell therapy has had good success and could hopefully  extened the time needed for a heart transplant. You can reduce side effects as far as coughing breathing sleeping and give me enough energy to get dressed in the morning.  I've never wanted something more than this in my life. I feel from the help of others and a lot prayer it will work. My parents had their honeymoon there, for all I know might of been conceived  there.. The details of the treatment and how it all works will be listed on the link below I've been on the phone with the  treatment place that does the stem cell  in the Bahamas. The treatment is 50k. That doesn't include anything other than the treatment. Well thank you for taking the time to read this hopefully from the help of others we can accomplish this dream I'm trying to make come true. I want to thank all the people that love and care bout me.  God bless. 

https://okyanos.com/conditions-for-stem-cell-therapy/heart-disease-2/stem-cell-therapy-for-chf/

Love David aka Frydaddy.
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Here is the update. I have been home for a few weeks and there was big party for me at packed sports bar in west boca. It was a great time and it was a good see everyone. I am feeling a lot better, and the pain is less. I am grateful for all of the support. I have been able to get a new bed and setup my house to make my life easier.
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I am finally home. I am so glad to get out of the hospital after 2 months. I am having trouble finding clothes for the battery packs and display module. I am grateful to be able to spend time with my kids and have people around to help me. Thank you all again for your continued support.
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here is the latest. I have the vest and batteries on and I am getting ready to hopefully get out of the hospital soon. I have been in here for 2 months and the other hospital for over a month before Jackson. I am moving around and they got all of the built up fluid out of my lungs and I feel much better. I look forward to seeing people and getting back home. I have a lot of changes to make and need to get a new bed and other items to change my house so I can be comfortable at home. I really appreciate all of the support and prayers. Hope to see you soon face to face.
I am FRY BOT
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I am still struggling alittle since the one heart surgery but I am stable. I am still in pain but moving around and they are pushing me to keep moving. Everything still looks good since surgery and I am going to keep fighting and working to get out of the hospital and go home.
I want to thank everyone for all of their support
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Frank Mascetti
28 months ago
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David, this is truly great news. I am very happy (and will inform Chris of your progress as he was quite concerned) for you and your family. You are truly a great guy and glad that you came into our life via sports. Your passion with the kids (and discipline practice) will not be forgotten. Continue to get well my friend Frank Mascetti

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Lauren Sorrentino Labossiere
29 months ago
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Great news keep it up Fry Bot

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Megan Kresse Lubin
29 months ago
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We are praying for you, Dave. Focus on health, healing and God's grace. Every day is a gift and one day closer to your miracle. - the Lubin family

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Created January 11, 2017
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LUKE KIM
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Stephanie Howard
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Michelle Lewis
1 month ago
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You got this!!!! just a call away if you need anything!

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Brandon Yarbrough
1 month ago
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We need more people like him in this world. Gives his all to the kids!!

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Adam Romano
2 months ago
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Keep fighting hard David! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Anna Canella
25 months ago
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In my prayers always. Lots of love

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Tashan Allen
27 months ago
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Thanks. My friend... you're a great one... I pray for you every day . Keep pushing Fry-daddy.

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Courtney Truluck
28 months ago
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Frank Mascetti
28 months ago
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David, this is truly great news. I am very happy (and will inform Chris of your progress as he was quite concerned) for you and your family. You are truly a great guy and glad that you came into our life via sports. Your passion with the kids (and discipline practice) will not be forgotten. Continue to get well my friend Frank Mascetti

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Lauren Sorrentino Labossiere
29 months ago
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Great news keep it up Fry Bot

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Megan Kresse Lubin
29 months ago
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We are praying for you, Dave. Focus on health, healing and God's grace. Every day is a gift and one day closer to your miracle. - the Lubin family

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