Help to Mend a Broken Heart

On Jan 18, 2015 Dean nearly suffocated from an aortic dissection that bled and caused his lungs to fill with liquid.  He has been in the ICU ever since with two and half weeks in a medical coma.  Dean needs to have surgery to repair the tear in his heart, but doctors can't do it until he is strong enough.  He has to have this surgery to survive.  We are raising funds to help his wife, Dawn, take off time from work to be his advocate, his physical therapy assistant, his speech therapy assistant, his lay nurse and to help cover additional medical that isn't covered by their insurance. They have two girls, 4 and 9 that desperately want their daddy all better and back home.  Please help us support them through this difficult time.


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  • Tracey Kemp 
    • $105 
    • 68 mos
  • Valerie Regoli 
    • $50 
    • 68 mos
  • Leila Turner 
    • $150 
    • 68 mos
  • Chadi & Zena Bawardi 
    • $100 
    • 68 mos
  • Courtney Cirillo  
    • $10 
    • 68 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shirley Uyeda Madsen 
San Jose, CA
Dawn Cordobes 
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