Golda Black Gilkison Heart Fund

$8,030 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 39 months
Micah Black
on behalf of Golda Black
 LARKSPUR, CA
Thank you for viewing the site to help Golda Black Gilkison and her family.  
Golda is the youngest of my five siblings and the little girl I helped raise.  Golda was only 17 when her own mother passed away from cancer, but Golda wanted nothing more than to be a mother herself and raise a family of her own. 
Her dream came true and with her wonderful husband Josh they welcomed their third child Cooper into the world on April 14, 2015.  But is was prior to Cooper's birth that Golda first started to have symptoms.  She repeatedly visited doctors reporting symptoms of chest pains, arm pain, and shortness of breath, but they all told her she was to young for heart problems and dismissed her symptons as pneumonia, pulled muscles or simply in her head.  The symptoms progressed and Golda knew something was seriously wrong.  We talked nearly everyday and I made her promise to see a cardiologist.
The day of her appointment with the cardiologist, they wouldn't even finish her testing because her Ejection Fraction numbers were so low and she was already in Congestive Heart failure, and was soon after that she was diagnosed with Cardio Myopathy.   And just recently she had a ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) inserted to start her heart in the event of a heart attack.  She has been in extreme pain and in and out of the hospital.  Needless to say, Josh has missed many days of work and Golda is still in danger of being placed on a heart transplant list.
They need help to support their family and get back on their feet.   Unfortunately, because of the heart failure, she is unable to pick up or care for her children they way a mother wants to. The doctors predict a three month recovery and it is for this time that we are looking for funding to get Golda the much needed help.
We would all like to be there to help Golda and her family, but it is not always possible because everyone has their own family responsiblities.  I have found someone to come into their home to help out with cooking healthy meals, housework, and help with the kids for this transitional time of healing, and it will cost about $5000 to secure this person for two to three months.   
Please contribute whatever you can so Golda can get well and avoid the transplant list and be here to raise her children.   
Sincerely,
Micah Black (Sister)
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$8,030 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 39 months
Created October 18, 2015
Micah Black
on behalf of Golda Black
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KK
$30
Kristen Keipper
38 months ago

Thinking and praying for you and your family.

ZB
$125
Zach Black
39 months ago

with love & support

DM
$100
Dan and Janet McBeen
39 months ago

Your brother Ben has worked on our remodel for months. We hope our little bit of support helps to send you on your way to recovery. Blessing on you and your family.

JR
$25
Jennifer Rubinstein
39 months ago
JG
$50
James gilkison
39 months ago
DH
$60
David Huddleston
39 months ago

Mariely , David & Jake

MR
$40
Melissa Rhodes
39 months ago

Get well for those babies of yours!!!!

EM
$100
Ed&joretta Massie
39 months ago

Golda,our prayers and thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.also for your whole family.

TS
$200
The Steiners
39 months ago

We are always willing to help. Short drive...

RH
$50
Roger Heider
39 months ago
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Best of Luck Golda! From the Heider Family

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