Have a Heart for Ricky
Organized by: Elizabeth Wheeler
Ricky Herman Jr. is a young man that should have his entire life ahead of him however has a few roadblocks ahead of him. Serious ones. He had surgey about two weeks ago to implant small turbine like structures in the left and right ventricles to pump blood up through the aorta to send blood through the body to be oxygenated. This is called a ventricular assisted device. More info can be found here http:/adultct.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/ventricular-assist-devices-(vad).aspects The family is from Banning and Ricky just stay in the hospital in San Diego . The family is unable to afford the upkeep of having two homes or pay for hotel rooms which on the low side range from 70 to 100 dollars per night. The hospital has a facility thato cost 35 per night plus food. Therfore the family is not able to remain close to their sonew during his recovery process. Even after recovery and release Ricky must remain close to the hospital for constant therapy and appointments in addition to paying for his required medications . Ricky will need to recover for a minimum of 3 monthso before becoming eligible and viable heart for transplant. This means that they must wait for a heart that is young, healthy and that his body will not likely reject. It is a long and stressful time and process for the family with many unforeseen possible complications and expenses. I am asking for friends, family, my AFF and whoever is willing to help to please donate. Thsee people have been like my family since I was knee high to a grasshopper and need to focus on Ricky recovery and not things look Ike not having money for gas, food, lodging, and medical expenses. Please help no donation is too small and is GREATLY APPRECIATED ! ! IF YOU ARE PART OF MY AFF... I will do abs, squats and push ups...you name the exercise and how many for your donation...Sorry for typos..using phone..lol..please think of this family and take them into your thoughts and prayers. Please donate..those in my AFF just think of what you would have spent in the last few days on starbucks...fast food etc..that money can be used for a small donation that will add up if everyone will have a heart for Ricky and donate..thx so much!