Supporting Frank's New Heart!!

Frank, a husband, father, son, brother, and mentor, received new life through his heart transplant on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  

A little over 37 years ago, Frank aka Steve was diagnosed with a heart condition called an Aorta Inefficiency.   He had never been hospitalized during those years until February 2016 when his heart continued to weaken and a pacemaker/defibilirator was inserted.  

At a cardiology appointment in late June, Frank was informed him that a right heart catherization was needed which occurred on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was told to be prepared to stay if his levels were not where they should be during that appointment.  The results of the catherization were good and he was scheduled to come back in August for his next monthly visit.

Frank, his wife and mother endured the 2 hour drive back back home on the morning of Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to report to work and his mother was preparing to take a flight home that evening.   Frank's wife got a phone call no more than two hours after arriving home from the hospital,  that they may have a heart for Frank and if he could come back to the hospital.  We were overjoyed and thankful! 

We are happy to report that Frank has been released from the hospital (two weeks earlier than expected and doing well), and is currently housed four blocks from the hospital. What a blessing, right?!! He currently has three clinic visits a week for the next 4 to 6 weeks before he is released to go home, 2 hrs from the vicinity of the hospital.  He has several medications to take three times a day, of which three he will be required to take for the remainder of his life.

This fundraiser is needed to help pay for out of pocket hospital expenses, especially for medicines costing more than $2,000.00 per prescription (copay).  Any donations will be used as soon as possible.  

Continually keeping Frank in your prayers will be a blessing.   We express our sincerest gratitude and love to all donors in advance as we are and extending our prayers to the family of the donor whose heart Frank received.

Thanking you from our hearts,
The Williams Family

Photo: Frank ringing the bell of life on Friday, July 21.

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  • Nick DeAngelo 
    • $5 
    • 15 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 1 mo
  • Zachary Nolan 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Jacqueline Villegas 
    • $200 
    • 6 mos
  • Eri Hashimoto  
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
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Chicago, IL
Frank Williams 
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