Help the Twins Pay for Heart Surgery

$140,490 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,480 people in 6 months

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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We have reached our preliminary goal of $100,000 in only 6 days! Thank you to each and every donor that has made this amazing gift possible, and to the over 2,000 people who have shared this page on Facebook. Edward and Edwin are so extremely grateful, and have no better medicine than the hundreds of heartwarming comments on the campaign page.

Edwin is gaining his strength back everyday while recovering in Morristown Memorial Hospital for another week and a half.

As we near the arrival of the first medical bill, the twins are anxiously bracing for the astronomical costs of the surgeries. We are raising the goal to $200,000 in order to reduce a greater portion of their massive medical bills.

In doing so, we ask to continuously share this link! Send it to your friends! Family! Co-workers! Even your grandma! We hope this campaign continues to spread and be heard.

I want to thank everyone again for their tremendous generosity, and hope this campaign will keep medical bills off the minds of the healing twins.
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Surgery #2 a success!

Edwin underwent his LVAD surgery this morning and everything went smoothly! Edward was able to visit him today and see him after he woke up from anesthesia. He will be recovering in the hospital for another two weeks and we wish him the best!

As far as the campaign goes, it has exploded to more than I could ever imagine. It is so amazing to see the community banding together to help out these amazing friends.

I started this campaign with the intention of responding to every donor and thanking them, but 700+ donors later I do not think I am going to get to everyone... so I just want to thank everyone at once for participating in the campaign so far and giving to the twins. It means so so much to them.

More updates to follow.
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8 hours later.....

Wow. 8 hours into the campaign and we have raised over $33,000 for Edwin and Edward. Words can not express how grateful we are for the donations and massive community support. Edwin will be entering his surgery tomorrow knowing that 330+ individuals and families have come to his aid in only 8 hours.

Keep up the good work! And once again, share this link!
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Shoutout to Caroline Griffith for the first donation!!
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