My Heart Transplant Journey

Hi!  My name is Will Armstrong.  I'm a baker, brother, dog lover, and all-around pretty nice guy living in Atlanta, Georgia.  I am not a guy who likes to ask for help.  But I'm in a bind and I need some help.

In June of 2016, I had a life-saving heart pump, or LVAD, implanted to treat end-stage heart failure.  This pump was intended to keep my body healthy while I pursued a heart transplant.  Unfortunately, the pump started having problems recently, and it now looks like the pump will need to be replaced.

This is a BIG surgery that comes at a very bad time for me financially.  I've been dealing with severe heart problems for two years, which has taken a heavy toll on me financially.  

Surgery to replace the pump is open heart surgery and will require a long hospital stay (I've already been here a week) and then a long recovery. There's not really a good alternative, though, if I want to survive -- and I do!

It's embarrassing for me to admit that I'm just not financially prepared for another long period of unemployment right now.  

So, as much as I hate to ask, I need the help of friends.  I need help covering my medical expenses.  I need help keeping a roof over my head and a home for me and my dog.

I can promise this:  The money will be well spent. It will be used to cover insurance premiums, co-payments, and basic living expenses while I'm in the hospital and while recover from surgery. I’ll do everything I can to be self supporting again as quickly possible, AND I will give back in all the ways that I can for as long as I can

I am in awe of the kindness and generosity of the people in this world.  I personally would not have survived the past two years without it.  The kindness of friends and a lot of strangers has made an awful situation a lot more manageable - and for that I'm very grateful.  Thank you for your love and support.  Love, Will

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  • Aaron Covey 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • George & Babs Douglas 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Jane Hinson 
    • $200 
    • 43 mos
  • Orrin Carpenter 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Will Armstrong 
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
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