Paula's Heart and Kidney Campaign

$3,285 of $100k goal

Raised by 51 people in 21 months
Paula McCammon  NORDLAND, WA
+ Read More
Update 9
Posted by Stacy Joy Smith
16 months ago
   Share
Dear Friends and Family-
First I would like to say I am still making great progress and am
Still on track to come home December 29th! Which I am very excited and thankful for ,completely!

I am writing to ask for a little more help though, probably at the worst time of the year, I am sorry! My disability has run out for the mean time and am
Waiting to be approved for Social security disability , Medicare and some long term disability benefits. So I may have more time to heal and recover. I am for sure not ready to return to work yet and my doctors say no as well! I will not get any answers till the end of the month.
But with the housing costs and food and living expensives this month is getting very stressful and we need some help! This is hard for me to ask
Since you all have given so much but we really need some extra help for this month and would be so much appericated. I will have Emma with me most of the month which is great but I will need to feed her and she can eat! Hehehe!
Merry Christmas my friends thank you for your well wishes, prayers and love! I could have never done this without all of you! Best wishes to you and your families!
+ Read More
Update 8
Posted by Stacy Joy Smith
17 months ago
   Share
As I sit here with a full tummy, I think about how Thankful I am to just be alive. The past 9 months have been crazy and to be here typing this to you and think about the fact I have lived thru two heart attacks, Cardiac Arrest ( 4 hours of CPR ), a total artificial heart and a 2nd heart and first kidney transplant, I am so thankful and Happy to be alive and strong willed.
Thank you to my family, Friends, my community and the Physicians, Nurses , Clinical Partners and staff at Cedars Sinai medical center. I am so thankful for all of you and not sure I would have made it without all of you reminding me how important it is to fight and be positive as I have so much to look forward to and so many memories to be made with my beautiful and smart Daughter Emma and family. You have all been so amazing and supportive. Because of you I was able to have my daughter, Dave and Family visit me help with my healing and let me have something to live and fight for and something to look forward to. Especially now having to live in a hotel and buy food and pay bills and have Felicia take awesome care of me, which she has been doing an amazing job and couldn't of asked for anything better. Because of your donations Emma has gotten to come and visit me at least every month and some months even twice and now that I am out of the hospital we can spend quality time together and making some great memories. On Monday I celebrated two months since I received my second heart transplant and a new kidney, everything is going great, my body is healing and still very sore from all the surgeries and opening my chest as many time as they did in a short few months. The total artificial heart site is the one that causes the most pain but doctors say that is normal and very hard on your body! I am thankful for the pain medicine but can't wait till I can just take Tylenol for pain or better yet, nothing at all. But time heal all wounds, Right?
I have a flight to come home December 29th and am so looking forward to being with my family again and slowly gaining back my "normal life" of being a full time mom to Emma and my fur babies and being a wonderful loving girl friend to my amazing boyfriend and some day his wife!! Looking forward to planning a beautiful wedding someday!

On this day of being Thankful, I wanted to reach out and let everyone of you know how much your donations, cards, gifts, letters have meant to me and I can't wait to get home and Thank each and everyone of you face to face and give you a huge hug. You have all been so amazing and have shown my family and I how much love a small community can give a family and we hope when this is all over we can give back to another family in need. Pay all this love forward!

We are still in need of your love and well wishes as I am not totally out of the woods yet but I am doing amazing for only being two months out. Please pass this along to friends and family to get the word out on how thankful we are and how much we appreciate your support.

Love you all and wish you all Love, Peace, Joy and happy healthy life.

Love Paula
+ Read More
Update 7
Posted by Stacy Joy Smith
19 months ago
   Share
Your donations will be so helpful if this surgery goes thru as after I recover and get discharged , I will need to pay for housing for up to 3 months and food and living expenses that were free while I was inpatient in the hospital. Thank you all so much for your kindness and taking to the time to support me thru this scary, bumpy part of my life. Much love to you and yours!!
+ Read More
Update 6
Posted by Stacy Joy Smith
19 months ago
   Share
Hello friends - wanted to give you an update that I may be having my Heart and Kidney transplant surgery Sept 23. The found a match and are in the process of making sure this is the best possible Heart and Kidney they can get for me! Surgery is set for 7 am!
Please keep me in your thoughts and well wishes that this will all work out. It's been a long road and this would just be wonderful if it all works out.
I want to say a special thank you to the donor family who has generously made this decision at a very hard time in their lives.
and to see her everyday again!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$3,285 of $100k goal

Raised by 51 people in 21 months
Created July 26, 2015
AG
$100
Anna Geeroms
16 months ago
1
1

Much love to you all. Merry Christmas from Canada!

HW
$50
Heather Westall-Burke
16 months ago
1
1
$500
Michael Goalen
16 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
1
1
JM
$75
Jenifer Muensterman
16 months ago
1
1
$100
Jan Boutilier
16 months ago
1
1

From all the Boutilier family to you. Holding you in our thoughts and our hearts, Paula. Much love to you and your family.

$20
Ali Adkins
16 months ago
1
1
SK
$10
Sheryl Klock
16 months ago
1
1
$200
Kristy Clay
16 months ago
1
1
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
1
1
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
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 Not now

Pledge now, give later.

Pledge Now
You won't be charged for this pledge. We'll let Stacy know that you have pledged support.
Thank you!
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.