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Kevin Walsh’s Heart Transplant

$42,468 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 379 people in 2 months
Created September 19, 2018
On Sunday morning my mom received a phone call that her husband had a heart attack on his way home from a business trip. He was on an airplane at the time, they turned the plane around, landed in Texas where he was taken to the nearest hospital. From there he was transferred to Baylor in Dallas to receive a treatment called ECMO, with the goal of helping his organs heal. Kevin will be receiving an LVAD this week which is the first step towards getting him a completely new heart. Along with these unexpected medical bills, his wife has to commit to living in Dallas for at least 6 weeks while he is recovering. Her children, job, home and everything is back in Charleston. My family is flying from Colorado to S.C. so we can care for them while she is in Texas. She will be out of work for the next two months, while living out of state, and has a family to take care of on top of all of that. The medical bills do not end there. Kevin will be needing a lot of medical follow up after his LVAD leading up to his heart transplant. We are asking for your help to please donate if you can to help cover the medical bills as well as help offset bills while my mom and Kevin can not work.
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Good morning!
Kevin had a good weekend. He was able to get outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, had a visit from a dear friend from Charleston, was able to talk with some family members over the phone and listened to Pastor Tom’s sermon.... very busy weekend. Baylor doesn’t normally have therapy on weekends but we found the time to do therapy sessions on our own. Kevin is working very hard at getting better.
The focus for Kevin right now is for his kidneys function to return, to pass the swallow test so the feeding tube can be removed and for him to continue to get stronger.
Thank you for your continued prayers!
♥️ Nancy

PS. Please make plans to stop by the fundraiser for Kevin Walsh this Saturday.

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Good morning beautiful family and friends! I have GOOD NEWS!!  KEVIN COMES OFF THE VENTILATOR TODAY!!!  I do not have a time yet but I will keep all ya all posted.   This is a total miracle and I am so thankful to God for this blessing.  God knew what was going to happen before we did and he directed our path so we would end up in Dallas with the best medical care in the United States to give us a second chance to love Kevin. I LOVE SECOND CHANCES!

Thank you for your prayers and keep praying!  Much love ~Nancy

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Good morning! Just wanted to give you an update:
Kevin has made a lot of improvements since September 16. It is hard to believe it has only been 2 weeks, it seems like I have been here for at least a month.
He had a good night and his numbers are still improving. Dr. Meyer stopped by this morning and seems very pleased.
Kevin is starting to respond more and reached for my hand after I let go of his to send my daughter a text earlier this morning. best feeling ever!
Good news, they have decided not to do the CT because he is responding.
The numbers are still improving a little each day and his white blood cell count is down.
They are going to do another practice test to remove the ventilator. I am not sure that he will be off the ventilator today but I am now more prepared after yesterday so I can help him not to panic (as well as myself not to panic)

Please continue to keep Kevin in your prayers.

Love all ya all and thank you for everything!

Nancy
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Update: today was a pretty awesome day... God answered my prayer from this morning.
They were able to stitch Kevin’s chest back together. His numbers stayed good all day! I am feeling very good but exhausted, heading to bed early. I am just so thankful. Just so very thankful!
I cannot wait to talk with Kevin again... If all goes well with the current plan that will be on Monday. Thank you for your continued prayers!
-Nancy
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