Hard Working Husband Needs Healthy Heart

Just before settling into bed on Christmas Eve my husband  Warren Ginn (45) started having severe back and chest pain. Then the pain started traveling down his arms. My immediate concern was that he might be having a heart attack and I rushed him to the local ER. There, the fantastic staff of nurses, doctors, and technicians were able to get him an ekg and xrays right away and identify the problem. He was indeed having a heart attack.

He had a 100% blockage in his left artery and they had to take him the the Cath Lab where they inserted a stent in his valve to keep it open. Thankfully, the damage to that part of his heart is minimal. However, after talking to the doctor we have learned he will need another procedure. His Left Anterior Descending Artery or (LAD) is 85% blocked. This artery of the heart is also called "The Widowmaker" due to the risk level involved. He will need another stent inserted in that artery as well, and possibly a heart bypass surgery. He is looking at 1-3 months of recovery from all the work he needs done on his heart.

My husband is hardworking and kind. He started painting when he was in his early twenties, and after 15 years in the industry he decided to open his own business. He has owned his own business for the last 10 years. While painting houses may not be very glamorous work, it's honest work and I am proud of the work he does. There are a lot of rewards working for yourself, but a lot of risk as well. 

Some of the risk is not having somone else to pick up the business. He will be out of work with no means of making money during this time and our insurance doesn't cover most of his medical expenses. With no income coming in and the medical expenses piling up, this puts a large amount of stress on him and stress is the last thing he needs right now.

At this time I am asking for support to help cover the medical expenses. No one should lose their home or business because of a broken heart. Thank you very much.
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Organizer

Leslie Ginn 
Organizer
Pensacola, FL
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