David's LVAD surgery and recovery

My Story

David fry born 12-09-79 in Boca raton. Son of Michael & Peggy fry.I am 37yrs old and have been facing life threating challenges these last couple years. Heart disease killed both my grandparents on my dad side, and also killed my mother and father at 52 and 56 years old. I was an only child. Since the day my parents passed its been a up hill battle. The best day of my life was when my son David was born aka Small fry. He really put life into perspective for me.... I also have two other pride and joys. Andre & jaylynn, aka stir and currly fry. 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with heart disease and congestive  heart failure (CHF). My ejection fracture is below 10% and the normal range is 40 to 50%.  In the beginning the medication seemed to be working. I was still able to work. I was able to  coach football and basketball, have my kids and feel like a productive member of society. Those days are long gone unfortunately. These last couple months I can't even breathe. I fear going to sleep at night, because I can't stop  coughing and I can't lay flat. I don't wish what I've been going through on anyone. I truly miss coaching and being around the kids. I've coached for eight years. Last month I coached my final game. My kids fought so hard in the final game and won us another championship. If you were at the game then you would truly believe in miracles. My young men sent me off on top. I know life throws it's twist and turns, but this heart disease is a monster. Nobody in the fry family has suffered like this. The mental and physical aspect of this disease is straight torture.  I've been hospitalized for times in the last five months. Finally I found doctors that I believe truly want to make a difference in my life. It almost seems that it's too little too late though. I need to drop like 30/40lbs which is my own fault that I let myself to get this out of shape. Losing the weight will help the heart work better but it will not fix the issue. The only thing that can fix the issue a heart transplant. Now the chances of me surviving by the time I lose the weight and get a new heart is the real question at hand. I have medication running through an IV line in my arm that's how I am keeping my heart pumping and keeping me alive. I continue to fight every day I will continue because I know there's people out there that care about me. I don't want my kids to go through the same thing I did by losing their father at such at such a young age. I've been doing a lot of research and a couple friends of mine have been helping me on the backend and say that in the Bahamas they have a special treatment for congested heart failure.  It's a stem cell treatment where you go for four days. They inject the cells directly into the heart. We have it here in the US but it's regulated and they just do case studies with it.  The clinic in the bahamas (okyanos) does the procedures on a regular basis.  The stm cell therapy has had good success and could hopefully  extened the time needed for a heart transplant. You can reduce side effects as far as coughing breathing sleeping and give me enough energy to get dressed in the morning.  I've never wanted something more than this in my life. I feel from the help of others and a lot prayer it will work. My parents had their honeymoon there, for all I know might of been conceived  there.. The details of the treatment and how it all works will be listed on the link below I've been on the phone with the  treatment place that does the stem cell  in the Bahamas. The treatment is 50k. That doesn't include anything other than the treatment. Well thank you for taking the time to read this hopefully from the help of others we can accomplish this dream I'm trying to make come true. I want to thank all the people that love and care bout me.  God bless. 


Love David aka Frydaddy.

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David Fry 
Delray Beach, FL
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