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Simone Scott heart transplant, family support

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Simone, is a freshman at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a double major in broadcast journalism and political science/pre-law. She’s a very bright, determined and compassionate young lady who has consistently faced challenges with determination and focus.  She has dreams and aspirations to make a difference in this world through her chosen profession.  She has already done so judging by the tremendous words of love by the hundreds of people she has already touched in just a short number of years.  Her goal is to continue that trajectory.

Simone had what was suspected as being a virus (not COVID) attack her heart a couple of weeks ago, which resulted in her being placed on life support. When her heart was unable to recover, the only option to save Simone’s life was an immediate heart transplant. Miraculously, she received a heart transplant within days of being placed on the national waiting list. She remains in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital (“NMH”) ICU in critical but stable condition. She’s not out of the woods and she needs the collective help from family and friends.

Simone will remain in the hospital for at least a month as she recovers.  After her release, she must remain close to the NMH in Chicago in order to receive continued care for the following 9-12 months after her transplant. The cost of her medical expenses over this critical time will be substantial. Her parents, Kevin Scott and Valerie Kraimer, have temporarily relocated to Chicago in order to provide that care and comfort for Simone, while having to maintain their permanent residences. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. We thank God for the miracles he has already performed, and trust that He will continue his loving embrace of our daughter Simone.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Byron W. McCauley
Cincinnati, OH
Valerie Kraimer

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