In 2006 I had emergency heart surgery. I had a pig valve, ceramic valve and pacemaker put in and they cut the bottom third of my heart out. Now nine years later one of the valves is leaking and I've been told my heart is only functioning at 15-20%. Here recently I have been in and out of three hospitals, the last being Baylor in Dallas. I've had numerous test ran and they came back to us with two options. The first being a heart transplant and the second, more tricky options, being to try and replace the valve and aortic root and put an LVAD in which will only bridge me to a transplant. Both will require my wife and I to live in Dallas for 6-8 weeks after the procedure. If I get the transplant I will be able to stay in the twice blessed house across from Baylor but we still have to pay to stay there , which is the choice I want. If they do the second we will have to find a hotel room for that time. The hospital only accepts my Medicare part A, B, & D; so even though we would qualify for Medicaid the don't accept it. We r currently have to travel back and forth between Coleman and Dallas for my appointments and some are requiring us to stay over night, as you can imagine these costs will start to add up. I have to say setting up this site and asking for help is the hardest part of all this, but the cost of everything out weighs that. I want to say in advance, thank you to any and everyone who helps us and your generosity is greatly appreciated.