Dad's Open-Heart Surgery

First and foremost, we'd like to thank you for taking time out of your day to read this — it means the world to our family. 

John's Story

That absolute stud to the top-left is our dad, John. Not only is he the oldest brother of five siblings (seen above), he is also a son, a husband, and a father to four children (us). Although John works as a graphic designer, we all know he'd rather be found fishing for that elusive bonefish on the flatts of biscayne bay or searching for that perfect photo in the middle of some obscure nature setting -- who knows. 

What Happened

John has been recently diagnosed with a defective heart valve, meaning that his blood pressure is dangerously low; to make matters worse, he has an very low platelet count

When we all heard, everyone, including friends from his softball team, banded together and donated a massive amount of platelets to insure his surgery goes well. 

Why GoFundMe?

You, the beloved patron, can lend a helping hand so that John's recovery progresses as smoothly as possible. Any and all donations will be immensely appreciated as it will go towards future medical costs and any accomodations that will be necessary. His surgery is scheduled for August 17th, 2017 with several months recovery. Thank  you.

With love,

— The Coté Family

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    • $100 
    • 61 mos
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    • $100 
    • 61 mos
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    • $30 
    • 61 mos
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    • $20 
    • 61 mos
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    • $100 
    • 61 mos
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James Cote 
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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