I have been a close friend of Matt and Rhonda Grammatico for over 18 years and have been blessed by their giving hearts many times over.
Maybe you have been blessed by them as well. Perhaps you have had a vehicle stranded or needing some urgent repairs, or needed help with a project. Perhaps you have been a recipient of their generous giving in many forms, like a warm meal after surgery, or an open home for help in going through life struggles. Or maybe you have even enjoyed much joking and laughter with the encouraging spirit of this couple.
Now this family is in dire need of our help and giving.
WHY: Matt was born with a serious heart condition called Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. He underwent his first life saving procedure when he was just 6 weeks old, followed by an open heart reconstructive surgery when he was 11. Matt also needed multiple procedures and surgeries throughout the next 30 years of his life. In addition, during one of Matt's surgeries as a child he was unknowingly given a Hepatitis C tainted bloodtransfusion. The virus attacked his liver, undiscovered, for over 20 years.
He has struggled all of his life with keeping his health in balance with the many medicines necessary for sustaining the vital processes of a compromised heart and liver. Many times he has had to sacrifice the things that most of us take for granted, like a fun vacation or a spur of the moment event, so that he could keep his health balanced.
Recently Matt’s liver health and overall health has become a daily battle and his doctors have diagnosed him with end stage liver disease. His condition is complicated by his already challenging heart issues and his doctors are working to keep him stable. Matt has and will be seeking help from local doctors in Rochester as well as a team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic to prepare him for a double organ transplant - heart AND liver at the same time.
While Matt waits for the transplant and goes through the battery of tests necessary, he is struggling to perform everyday activities and to provide for his family with his newly founded automotive repair business.
WHAT: Would you consider partnering with the Grammaticos in this extremely hard battle for Matt’s health by contributing to their cause. All funds will go toward:
- trips to Cleveland Clinic for extended stays - expensive medicines and medical bills - costs involved with the transplants: Liver and Heart - current living expenses as Matt’s working capability is spotty.
I know that any gift you can contribute will be a huge blessing to Matt & Rhonda’s family. Any amount, no matter how small, will be a blessing to them to know that you are thinking about their family.
PRAY: Please also pray for them along the way for peace and strength. They are experiencing God's presence with them as they make hard decisions, and seek Him for daily guidance and strength.
THANK YOU: Thank you for partnering with them on their road to recovery. We are in anticipation to see what God will do through this trial!!!