Jose Tovar's Heart

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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 4
Posted by Veronica Tovar
5 days ago
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Just little update on José. He is stable and just trying to stay positive through out this long process. We have been in the hospital for 66 days awaiting for a match for him. José can not go home untill he receives his heart transplant. But he knows the wait will be all worth it. Please just keep us in your prayers that this will happen soon. It's so hard to see José not be able to even go outside for fresh air. As always thank you for all your support!!! God Bless!!
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Update 3
Posted by Veronica Tovar
1 month ago
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Jose was admitted on January 18 into ICU was there for about 3 days. He was moved onto the floor were he was doing well. He was there for about a week. But then he started to not feel so great. His heart rate started to increase and have a irregular rythem. So Jose had to be moved back to the ICU, where he has been since. He is struggling with his kidney function but he is stable and in good spirits. They have been talking about putting a pump in his heart if his kidney levels get worse. We are praying that this does not have to happen. We are praying for heart to come along. As always thank you for all your prayers and support!!! #waltripway
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Update 2
Posted by Veronica Tovar
2 months ago
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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
3 months ago
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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
4 months ago

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

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James Carson Elam
4 months ago

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

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Judy Stars
1 month ago

@JJWatt This boy needs a transplant! Please share to your followers! Jose Tovar's Heart https://t.co/pm1qdOUzfr Shared your post to JJ Watt and his foundation, perhaps he can help spread the word. God bless you!

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Letti Mar
4 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
4 months ago

Prayers and love!!! -The Pulido Family ♥

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Raised by 252 people in 4 months
Created November 14, 2016
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Breanna Deleon
4 months ago

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

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James Carson Elam
4 months ago

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

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Judy Stars
1 month ago

@JJWatt This boy needs a transplant! Please share to your followers! Jose Tovar's Heart https://t.co/pm1qdOUzfr Shared your post to JJ Watt and his foundation, perhaps he can help spread the word. God bless you!

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Letti Mar
4 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
4 months ago

Prayers and love!!! -The Pulido Family ♥

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