Help the Twins Pay for Heart Surgery


If you know Village Trattoria, you know Edwin and Edward.  These hardworking, upbeat, and dedicated brothers need our help.

Edwin and Edward suffer from cardiomyopathy, which is a defect in the heart muscle that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.

Edward was recently released from the hospital after a 45-day stint, where he received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This device acts as a mechanical pump for the heart that can effectively pump the body's blood.
After a six week recovery, he has begun to return to work at Trattoria.  At the same time, Edwin has been hospitalized and is scheduled to receive his LVAD on Tuesday, February 19th.

The LVAD will most likely serve as a "bridge-to-transplant", as both Edwin and Edward are currently on the list for a heart transplant.

These devices are EXTREMELY expensive, and Edwin and Edward need our help:

Currently, the most pressing financial issue is day-to-day expenses, such as food, transportation, housing, etc.  Since Edwin is unable to work, and Edward is just now re-integrating into his schedule, the twins have little income to maintain themselves.

More updates will follow after the twins receive their medical bills, including bills from the hospital stay, LVAD device, and implantation surgery.

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