Friends of Danny Sauer

$8,569 of $20k goal

Raised by 24 people in 35 months
Fonda Lindfors New   BATON ROUGE, LA
Friends of Danny Sauer has been set up to help Danny and his family. Danny has undergone heart surgery to have a mechanical heart transplant while waiting for a donor heart. Danny Sauer is a husband to Tricia, a father to Maggie and Charlie, a computer programmer and a lover and follower of Christ. Below is a brief synopsis of what Danny and his family are going through at the moment. All of this information can be found in more detail at: http://www.helpdannysauer.blogspot.com/

In July of 2002, Danny was bitten by a mosquito. In southern Louisiana, this is nothing to call home about. But with this mosquito bite came West Nile Virus. Danny fell seriously ill and was unable to work for several months. His family filed for bankruptcy and had to move into their parents' home. However, through renewed faith, a lot of prayer and the help of family and friends, Danny and his family were on their feet again "“ happy, financially stable and seemingly healthy. But:on July 5, 2011, flank pain suddenly incapacitated Danny. He was rushed to the ER thinking it was a kidney stone. The "kidney stone" was actually a blood clot to the left kidney. In the cardiac workup that followed, Danny was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. The doctors determined that the West Nile Virus which Danny had in 2002 had in fact attacked his heart muscle, causing the cardiomyopathy, an uncommon, but known complication of the virus.

In the fall of 2011, Danny's cardiologist referred him to Ochsner Transplant Facility in New Orleans. Danny had been on ever increasing medication to try and reverse the heart failure without any real results. Because his damaged heart is so ineffective at pumping, he's been at risk for sudden cardiac failure. To protect against this, an ICD (combination pacemaker/defibrillator) was placed in his heart. Since that time, Danny's been monitored by his cardiologist and the transplant team knowing that transplant might very well be in his future.

Over the past year, Danny has been declining. The first week of August 2013 was terrible. Danny couldn't sleep lying down and was having trouble breathing in any position. He saw his cardiologist in Baton Rouge who was horrified by his condition and immediately sent him to the ER of the transplant facility. He's been in the Cardiac ICU since August 9, 2013 and every day has been different and challenging for his team of doctors. Danny is a unique patient in that his heart failure has progressed rather silently. In most patients, as failure progresses, you can hear telltale signs when you listen to their lungs. But Danny wasn't retaining fluid in his lungs; he was retaining fluid throughout his body masking the progression of this disease. In two short weeks, he's gone from being treated with oral medications to relying on more potent IV medications. Danny is in desperate need of a heart transplant as his condition is worsening by the minute.

On September 3, 2013, the decision was made to surgically place an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) to Danny's heart. The LVAD is a pump that is attached to the left side of the heart and takes over the function of pumping blood. This is open heart surgery and it is scary, high risk and extremely expensive.

To that end, Danny's friends at QRI have set up a GoFundMe Effort for those who are interested in contributing to the Sauer family's ever growing medical bills.

More than anything Danny and his family need your continued prayers. Share this story with your friends and family, share it with your church, share it with your co-workers.

God Bless,

QRI Friends of The Sauer Family

+ Read More
Update 7
35 months ago
Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC is holding a fundraiser for Danny Sauer, a 38-year old man who is in need of a heart transplant due to West Nile Virus.

If you have already purchased a Jambalaya lunch or made a donation...THANK YOU! If not, there is still time to help. This family needs our help and our prayers!

Would you be willing to contribute to help this family in need? This tragedy could strike any of our families, PLEASE consider taking a moment to read their story and lend a helping hand.

To follow his story visit http://www.helpdannysauer.blogspot.com/.

You may make donations at: http://www.gofundme.com/friendsofdanny
+ Read More
Update 6
35 months ago
Quaternary Resource Investigations, LLC is holding a fundraiser Danny Sauer, a 38-year old man who is in need of a heart transplant due to West Nile Virus.

If you have already purchased a Jambalaya lunch or made a donation...THANK YOU! If not, there is still time to help. This family needs our help and our prayers!

Would you be willing to contribute to help this family in need? This tragedy could strike anyone of our families, consider taking a moment to read their story and lend a helping hand.

To follow his story visit http://www.helpdannysauer.blogspot.com/.

You may make donations at: http://www.gofundme.com/friendsofdanny
+ Read More
Update 5
35 months ago
We are almost to 40% of our goal! Thanks to everyone for your continued support!
+ Read More
Update 4
35 months ago
We are almost to 10% of our goal! Thanks to everyone who has donated!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 109 total shares
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$8,569 of $20k goal

Raised by 24 people in 35 months
Created September 11, 2013
BB
$100
Bruce Beck
35 months ago

You will be in our prayers and if you and your family need anything please let me know. Bruce Beck 225-622-1118

+ Read More
KR
$500
Keyan Razi
35 months ago
$100
Anonymous
35 months ago
$50
Anonymous
35 months ago
VG
$25
Vicky Gehbauer
35 months ago

sending some love and prayers with the offering.

+ Read More
$200
Anonymous
35 months ago
PS
$150
PPC Mechanical Sales
35 months ago (Offline Donation)
SS
$264
Sherwood Middle School Staff & Students
35 months ago (Offline Donation)
BC
$130
Bumble Lane @ Towne Center
35 months ago (Offline Donation)
JF
$100
Joey Sommers & Family
35 months ago (Offline Donation)
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
  Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook