Nearly three weeks ago, our dear friend and colleague, Carly Heck, unexpectedly lost her beautiful sister, Lindsay. Lindsay was a beautiful, charismatic, and fun-loving best friend to Carly, and her death was deeply felt by everyone she touched.
As Carly was preparing to return to the work she loves and care for the children of Pittsburgh, her father, Carl, suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection and is currently in the Cardiac ICU receiving medical care. Carly, her fiancé Matt, and their immediate family are in Philadelphia supporting him and serving as his medical advocates.
There are no words to describe the heartbreak and trauma that Carly and her family have experienced over the last several weeks. We are hoping to raise funds to help cover the cost of funeral expenses for Lindsay, medical expenses for Carl, and food/housing/transportation costs for Carly and her family as she supports her father, away from home, in Philadelphia.
Carly is a rock of our residency program, a fiercely loyal friend, and a gifted and compassionate physician. Her absence from the hospital over the last several weeks has been deeply felt. We hope that in easing some of the financial burden, we can remove as many unnecessary stressors from Carly's shoulders as possible.