My chronic heart problems are:
Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Congestive Heart Failure
Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
My impaired heart function led to Chronic Kidney Disease & Diabetes Type 2.
My heart condition is rapidly deteriorating and the medication is no longer able to help control the ventricular tachycardia. This means I am freqently experiencing heart failure and my defibrilator needs to "jump start" my heart to keep it beating and me alive (and it REALLY hurts! I get shocked without warning).
I recently underwent a cardio ablation where they create lesions on my heart in an attempt to disrupt the chaotic electrical current causing the irregular heartbeat. Sadly, this procedure did not help my condition and my heart function continues to worsen.
With no other options available that haven't already been tried, my cardiologist said it's time for a transplant. This news was overwhelming--especially when I learned I had to go to Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and would have to stay there for an estimated 3-4 months. I am a single mother and have no other financial support. If I'm not working, my obligations aren't met. I am waiting for several more tests to be done, but should be leaving for LA in December or January--or sooner. Because of my condition, I haven't been able to work since October and my family and friends have been helping me as much as they can.
Your gifts will be used to help pay for my airfare to LA plus housing and meals for the 3-4 months I will have to stay in California. It will also help me to continue to pay my rent here at home and all of my usual monthly bills.
I appreciate your prayers, positive thoughts, and generosity. Wish me luck! Imua :-)
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