Jose Tovar's Heart

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Raised by 239 people in 2 months
Veronica Tovar  HOUSTON, TX
My name is Jose Tovar and I am 15 years old. I was born with a complete atrioventicular canal defect.  On the week of 9/11/2001 I was 3 months old and had my first open heart surgery. I recovered well  and my parents were relieved to know that I was going to be ok again. When I turned 1 I had my second open heart surgery, results were positive and I recuperated well ,  doctor said all I would need was yearly check ups.  Unfortunately at the age of 4 , I ended up needing my third open heart surgery and recovered again.  Eleven years now have passed and I am in high school and I joined the Waltrip Ram Band. My passion was to be in the drumline and with my hard work and true love for the instrument, I made the drumline!! Yayy!!  Little did I know what was lying ahead of me. During marching season I started to feel very exhausted and felt my heart beat harder than usual.  At times I felt I was not going to make the 8 minute performance.  After the second marching competition I was at my worst, my parents became very worried and I knew things were not right.  The next day I decided to tell my parents to take me to Texas Childrens Hospital.  After all the procedures and testing it was determined by the doctors that my only option is a heart transplant. Now, we are at a crossroads because the procedure is very expensive and beyond our family budget. My goal is to get back on my feet like everyone else to live a "normal" life. If you can find it in your heart to help contribute towards me getting this transplant, my family and I would appreciate  your support. We try not to ask for much, so this definitely is a plea for some assistance. Thank you and blessings to you all!!
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Update 2
Posted by Veronica Tovar
4 days ago
Jose was admitted into the hospital this morning, he has not been feeling well. Dr's will be increasing his IV med and hope this will help him feel better. Thank you for all the support and prayers!!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Veronica Tovar
1 month ago
Thank you to everybody for all the donations and we'll wishes!!! Jose is doing ok and hanging in there. God Bless you all!!!!
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Breanna Deleon
2 months ago

You and your family will be in my prayers always :)

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James Carson Elam
2 months ago

More will come by me and others. I have faith that your strength will get you trough this.

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Letti Mar
2 months ago

May the Lord give you the strength and recovery soon God bless you and your family

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Leslie Hoot Pulido
2 months ago

Prayers and love!!! -The Pulido Family ♥

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$16,870 of $500k goal

Raised by 239 people in 2 months
Created November 14, 2016
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$100
Angelica Godinez
4 days ago
$10
Anonymous
4 days ago
$15
Anonymous
20 days ago
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$25
Alice Bohlae
1 month ago
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$50
Alice Bohlae
1 month ago

Merry Christmas Heather & Andy!

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$20
Denisse Perez
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$75
Marina Portales
1 month ago

From the Portales Family

$60
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$75
Brent Rabel
1 month ago
Breanna Deleon
2 months ago

You and your family will be in my prayers always :)

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James Carson Elam
2 months ago

More will come by me and others. I have faith that your strength will get you trough this.

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Letti Mar
2 months ago

May the Lord give you the strength and recovery soon God bless you and your family

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Leslie Hoot Pulido
2 months ago

Prayers and love!!! -The Pulido Family ♥

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