The process to get on a transplant list has been difficult and long... Most hospitals have denied her becasue of prior surgeries and difficulties they might come across that could lessen her chance of surviving. She is allergic to Heprin which is a drug that is commonly used in transplant surgeries. She cannot have a lot of anitbodies because of all the blood transfusions she has received.
After being denied by many hospitals across the country, she has found a great hospital that has put Heather on the transplant list. She is on the transplant list at the University of Michigan Hospital. Heather has been traveling back and forth to Michigan from Lockport, NY for over a year now going through testings and evaluations hoping to be accepted. Well... they have accepted her. We do not know when a heart will become available but when it does either Heather will have to already be in the hospital or she will have to be mercy flighted to Michigan. Heather does have health insurance but it does not cover everything, especially frequent travel cost to Michigan for all medical tests, for her son and husband to visit and Mercy flight.
I am hoping to raise money to help Heather with medical expenses she currently has and any future medical expenses her and her family will incur.
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