Let’s Support Amanda-she needs US!

Hello Everyone!

My husband & I decided that we HAVE to make this fund to support a person who literally HELPS or would HELP anyone! 

Background- Amanda Smith Ward was recently not feeling well at all. She was having trouble breathing & having chest pains sweating etc. Her husband rushed her to the hospital and they gave her a breathing treatment and pain meds and sent her home basically brushing her off. She began to feel much worse sweating and feeling that if she was to fall asleep she may not wake back up. So her husband then took her to a different Tristate hospital. Where after testing and EKG etc.  they discovered that Amanda’s heart valves were blocked and she would need open heart surgery - TRIPLE bypass ASAP! What how could this happen to an overall healthy 42 year old women? They ordered her to have the surgery done within the next week. We were all devastated as this is a HUGE undertaking for anyone. Amanda and her husband are BOTH self employed entrepreneurs so her being off for maybe 2 or 3+months could cause a major hit financially to their family of 4. Well as if this was not already enough Amanda was advised to receive a 2nd opinion and headed to Christ for additional testing and praying for a different outcome. After intensive testing Amanda was notified that some of her arteries were too narrow and where they where located were not ideal locations for surgery. If she would have had the surgery at the other hospital their was a huge chance that she would not have made it off the table alive!! How could a hospital almost make that mistake. Thank God she received the 2nd opinion. However although she still VERY much NEEDS the surgery they after meeting with heart specialist/team all agree they are not willing to do it. It is just to risky. They placed her on pain medicine which they agreed is ONLY a short term solution. So where does that leave Amanda who has a loving family depending on her and young children needing her? 

 They are now referring her to the Cleveland Mayo Clinic in Cleveland to see if they can help. They are experts in these unique situations. So she is currently waiting to see when she can get in for a second opinion. They are very concerned with the curve and size of her arteries.

My plea is that you will say a prayer for her NOW that they are successfully able to heal her! AND that you donate SOMETHING to support her and her family during this VERY difficult time! Thank you and may God bless you all! #AmandaStrong #HelpThoseWhoHelpOthers #LoveisanActionWord

Donations

  • Andrea Watkins 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Taconna Binford-Williams 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Aaron Binford 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $800 
    • 19 mos
  • Caharina McNeill 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Amber Binford-Bolling 
Organizer
Cincinnati, OH
Amanda Smith Ward 
Beneficiary
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