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Susan Needs A Valve Job--Open-Heart Surgery!

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Hello, I'm Susan Mennealy, a Northern Nevada disabled wife/mom/writer and crazy chicken lady--and I need a valve job!
My doctor recently found I had a heart murmur, and further testing revealed that due to congenital defects in three of my heart valves, I was born with bifurcated heart valves instead of the standard trifurcated valves. Bifurcated valves have to work harder to pump your blood, and even then, do a poor job of it.
As I've gotten older this has led to shortness of breath, fatigue, heart palpitations, and other issues associated with a defective heart.
My cardiac surgeon has diagnosed my aortic and mitral valves with 'Critical Stenosis', and I must undergo open-heart surgery to have three new valves placed, as soon as possible.
But nothing is ever straightforward, and certain medical-dental procedures MUST be done prior to my heart surgery to get me healthy enough for heart surgery--and they aren't covered by my insurance.
This is a literal life or death issue for me, and time is of the essence.
When not stressing out about my second-rate heart I write science-fantasy novels, herd around a mixed flock of backyard chickens, and offer free online help with keeping chickens--and every Easter for the last fifteen years I've run 'Chickam', a springtime YouTube webcast of baby chicks hatching and growing up.
Please donate to keep me kicking, so all these things can go on!
Anything you can donate to help me out with my non-covered medical/dental expenses is GREATLY appreciated, thank you!


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Susan Mennealy
Gardnerville Ranchos, NV

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