From your heart to The Harts
On the morning of Thursday September 20th, our dear friend Bridget suddenly went into cardiac arrest in her home at a young 29 years of age. The true severity of her condition became even more certain when Bridget needed to be placed in a medically induced coma for nearly 48 hours.
Bridget is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, cousin and a true friend. She is loyal and giving and an amazing person inside and out and her and her family need our support more than ever.
Bridget is fighting hard to make real strides towards a recovery, including taking the first steps to breathing on her own and showing signs of responsiveness, but she has a long and arduous road ahead. A recovery as challenging as this will take a village. Bridget has always been in our village, lets show up for her and her husband and her beautiful babies who are only 2 years and 3 month old.
Lets all come together to raise funds for The Hart's so when the time comes for Bridget to start the difficult process of therapy and recovery, the last thing Dean and Bridget will have to worry about are the extensive medical bills that come with it. Instead focusing solely on being present as a family and her regaining strength.
Any amount you can give is a true gift, thank you.
After some miraculous progress (most of which is still there) we had a setback last night as Bridget’s heart went back into the erratic patterns that brought us here in the first place. Luckily, we are in the best place possible for something like that to happen. We had an EXTREMELY difficult half hr where Bridget had to be defibrillated 5 times with multiple scares in between. They have now installed an implanted Pacemaker/Defibrillator that will step in and reset her heart should she go back into the erratic patterns.
Somehow, through all of this, Bridget is still smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes. Her strength is remarkable. It’s safe to say that she has been through more in the last 5 days than most of us will ever go through in our lives. There is no doubt that she is the toughest person I’ll ever know. At this point, she is taking care of all of us more than we can take care of her.
Moving forward there is still a lot of work to be done before we can make sure this will never happen again. Her heart condition is as unique as she is. The doctors are determined to figure this out. For now, we will take the peaceful days as they come.
We are blown away by the love and support being sent out way. We have had family, friends, and hospital staff cheering her on every minute of every day at the hospital. It truly shows how special Bridget is to so many of us. We are forever grateful for all of the donations to our family and I apologize for not being able to reach out personally right now. We can’t wait to get out of this hospital and celebrate this thing called life with each and every one of you.