Help a friend in need

I wanted to help Maria to get back on her feet.  She just Started back to work and was let go because  “she was to slow”. Unbeknownst to anyone, two days later she had a major  heart attack.

I hope you'll join myself along with family and friends in raising funds to provide for unplanned medical expenses, ongoing household expenses, mortgage, car payment, utilities, etc...

Maria started getting chest pains in the evening, Paramedics came and after 4 Nitro pain tablets the pain didn't easy up.  Was rushed to ER, via ambulance, EKG showed massive heart attach.
From there she was sent to catheters lab and had a stent put it. Full blockage from top artery down on left side of heart. Was in the hospital for 5 days..... Then 2 days later, that evening  she started to feel ill again, short of breath and wheezing. She believed it was asthma but no relieve all night. She was panting and gasping for air all night long. In the morning the paramedics were called again. She was transported via ambulance back to the hospital and diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Was admitted again to the hospital for 4 more days. She had water around her heart, so they “ worked on drying heart” as safely as possible. IRON transfusion given during this time. 

She must now pay for Cobra ( insurance), medical bills, her heart medication and her regular bills which are all mounting up. She also must manage to pay for home health as well as Physical therapy, and visits to the heart clinic (Cardiac Rehab) to manage heart and water. 

Carolyn Pulido,  Maria’s cousin, the organizer of this GoFundMe.  Any funds withdrawn from this GoFundMe will be deposited into an account that will be used directly for the benefit of Maria Rivas. 
Please keep Maria in your thoughts and prayers.



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Organizer and beneficiary

Carolyn Pulido 
Tampa, FL
Maria Rivas 
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