Heart Transplant Survival

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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Jacqueline Pitchford 
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Exeter, CA
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