My name is Colleen Williams and I'm starting this page on behalf of a lifelong friend and her family. My friends name is Michelle Hettel Benedict
and she was born with a congenital heart defect . She didn't find out about her condition until her early twenties. Our mothers are best friends, in fact, my parents are her Godparents. We were born three weeks apart, Michelle was the first friend I ever had in this world. Michelle has had multiple pacemakers, heart valves, operations and procedures done since her condition was found. Due to ageing, as she is now 45, her heart and lungs are failing and all options have been exhausted except for a heart and lung transplant. We are waiting to see if she is even able to be put on the donor list. Michelle has been married for 20 years to Ray Benedict and they have a 12 year old daughter named Madison. Ray has had to take on two jobs, take care of his daughter, and be at the hospital with Michelle. Michelle has been in the hospital for a few months now give or take a week and they really need prayers and financial help at this time. This is an extremely trying and frightening time for this family and this is a very DIRE situation. If and when she receives both transplants, the anti rejection medications, tests, monitoring, and constant lab work is very expensive. Please, im begging you, if you can find it in your heart to donate whatever you can to this family in their time of need right now, it would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance for your love and kindness. May God bless you and yours. Time is of the essence for Michelle now, and your generosity would take some of the financial stress and worry off of this family as they face this uncertain future.