BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
In the early morning hours of December 3, 2016 Avery's grandfather Arthur Lewis suffered what would be the first of two heart attacks that would cross his path in the days to come. A giant both literally and figuratively Artie is the center of his family's universe and of Avery's heart and soul. While those days were frightening not only to Avery and her cousins but to the entire Lewis family as a whole our fears and concerns were tempered immediately due to the expert care provided to her grandfather by the incomparable medical professionals at Mass General Hospital.
On December 5, 2016 Arthur went into the CATH lab at MGH for what should have been a routine procedure to place a stent in the blocked arteries to promote blood flow and provide Arthur with a new lease on life. During the procedure the cardiac team working to repair Arthur's heart noticed an additional blockage that would require a stent. Upon placing the stent near the second blockage a branch of the primary artery was forced shut therein causing Arthur to experience a second heart attack in the midst of the CATH procedure.
Miraculously the meticulous members of the cardiac team were able to maneuver around the second blockage and place a stent in such an angle that it forced the now completely closed artery branch to reopen. Their heroic efforts effectively stopped the in progress heart attack and saved the arterial branch therein significantly lowering the probability that Arthur would suffer a hearty attack again in his life. While over the years many causes have been dear to Avery's heart she believes that this year no single cause means more to her or her family than showing her gratitude to the men and women who helped save her Papa's life.
Please join Avery in her mission to raise $3000 for the Massachusetts General Hospital and their Cardiac Step Down Unit who so thoughtfully and effectively cared for her Papa in his time of need. We invite any and all who donate to join us on Saturday, July 8 for The Young at Heart Hoedown - a southern themed shenanigan filled birthday party where all attendees are asked to forgo gifts in lieu of donations to MGH. You're invited to eat your heart out and drink up sweet southern treats. If you can't make the event please consider donating online. All who donate will receive a token of our appreciation in return.
Details on the event to follow including a link to the online event invitations. Avery looks forward to partying with y'all this summer! Bless your hearts!