Chris Paul's Road to Recovery

As many of you know,  on March 23 my grandpa decided to go into the clinic after a week of feeling sick, lethargic, and not being able to breathe very well. He went in telling the doctors he was positive he had pneunomia. After various tests the doctors informed him he had congestive heart failure and fluid was building up in his lungs, from the clinic they transfered him to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where they did an angiogram (where they take a camera to check his vessels and his heart to see where the blockage is) and they discovered he had 3 clogged arteries with 90- 100% blockage. From there they Medivaced him to Alaska Regional Hospital and scheduled him for an emergency open heart 3 vessel bypass the next morning. After a 10 hour surgery he was moved to the the Critical Care Unit (CCU) where he they kept him asleep and on a breathing machine for the next day. He was kept in the CCU for 11 days after his surgery with plenty of ups and downs, with his blood pressure being super low, and his heart rhythms going from 80 to 200 in a matter of seconds. Shortly after being moved from the CCU to the CVSU they decided to do another procedure called a TEE carioversion (shock treatment) on him to get his rhythms back to normal. After 14 days in the hospital he was finally released to recover at his daughters home in Anchorage.

My Grandpa has worked hard his whole life to provide for his family, giving my grandma the ability to be a stay at home mom to their 2 daughters and son throughout their childhood, and a stay at home grandma to the 3 oldest granddaughters, and now she is needed at home to be a caregiver to him while he goes thorough this extensive recovery. He has acted as more than a grandpa, he has taken on the role of acting as a father to his 3 oldest granddaughters as well. He is known as Papa to so many people outside of the family, he and my grandma have spent lots of time in rural Alaskan villages teaching the children about God, and donating their time each Sunday to help Golden Heart Church in Fairbanks leading worship and co-pastoring. He has been self employed for many years as a heating expert, which requires lots of physical labor. Since he has undergone this procedure he is unable to work for the next 6 months to a year, leaving the bills to be paid by his daughters. Any amount helps tremendously, we are so grateful for any donations made.


  • Barb Wallace 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Robert Knight 
    • $250 
    • 64 mos
  • David Kosterman 
    • $100 
    • 66 mos
  • Nancy Cooper 
    • $250 
    • 68 mos
  • Nancy Paul 
    • $1,000 
    • 69 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brittany Paul 
Anchorage, AK
Chris Paul 
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