Kimyla Guice via Crowdrise
November 24, 2012
Jeff Wewerka, 46, has been diagnosed with hearth failure. He desperately needs an artificial heart to keep him alive until he can receive a heart transplant. He is a good candidate, however, the hospital will not proceed until they have at least $300,000, despite the fact that he is quickly running out of time. In November, Jeff began experience chest discomfort. What he thought was acid reflux or an ulcer turned out to be a much more serious issue. He had put off going to the doctor to be checked out because he, like so many Americans, could not afford health insurance. Shortly after his 46th birthday, Jeff found himself being transported via the ambulance to a local heart hospital. Despite having no health indicators or immediate family history, Jeff was told that he needed a quadruple bypass. During surgery, doctors discovered that his heart had sustained massive damage. After a week and a half, the doctors determined that his heart was not strong enough to recover and an artificial heart is the life-saving answer until a transplant can be found. Only one thing stands in the way of saving Jeff... funds. We, his family and friends, are working around the clock to raise funds to save Jeff's life. If you have the heart and ability to give or have helpful information, we would greatly appreciate it. No matter what one can give, every little bit can help a lot. Together, we can help Jeff and his... Heart4Life.