Heart Transplant

My name is Maria Flores; I am 63 years old, living in Central Florida. 

It was the morning of October 22, 2009 while taking care of my terminally ill father, that I felt symptoms I did not recognize as a heart attack.  Thirty six hours later I was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.  My condition was critical, my heart cells were permanently damaged, but I was blessed to have received the best care possible.  The damage was irreparable.  I have been implanted with a pace maker/defibrillator, a total of 11 stents and an infusion in an attempt to help my condition, until a heart becomes available. My goal is to live a better quality of life.  My current diagnosis is cardiomyopathy/congestive heart failure, a disease that enlarges, and weakens the heart muscle.  Not allowing the organ to pump blood efficiently. 

In order to have my name added to the heart transplant list, I must raise funds for all expenses involved in the care and maintenance post-transplant.  This includes care-giving, medications, and all the challenges related to the transplant.  Any donation, large or small will be appreciated, I will be grateful from the bottom of my heart, so that I can continue in this life to serve my Lord and others around me.  Thank you for your support.
-Maria Flores
  • Phyllis Colorundo 
    • $100 
    • 68 mos
  • LORIN VANBROOKHOVEN 
    • $1,000 
    • 73 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 73 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $730 
    • 74 mos
  • Stephanie Goodluck 
    • $20 
    • 75 mos
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Organizer

Maria Flores 
Organizer
Sebring, FL
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