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Zaccanelli family support

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Ben's organs were shutting down so they couldn't wait any longer for a heart to become available. On Tuesday (7/25) they put in an LVAD (Left Ventricle Assist Device) which will help his heart pump blood correctly & allow all his organs to get back to normal functioning. Three months after getting the LVAD he can be relisted for a heart transplant. 

The LVAD is the solution to live 'normal' until he gets a new heart. True to form, Ben likes setting records so woke up 2 days early from the surgery. All his numbers are improving. With the LVAD he'll be in the hospital 3 more weeks then home for more healing. Going forward there will be some things he loves that he won't be able to do (like swimming) but he'll be home & getting back to normal life with his wife Brittany & his kids! 

 Thank you to all who have been thinking about & praying for him & the family!


  • Lisa Blanchette
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Barbara Delano
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Ashtin King
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Jeff Runkle
    • $50 
    • 11 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Emily Smith
Delton, MI
Brittany Smith

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