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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 08:28 AM

SHE GOT HER HEART TRANSPLANT! IT'S A SUCCESS!

You may recall last November, when a woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan received a letter from Spectrum Health Care's "Devos Heart Center" stating that she was not a candidate for a heart transplant, because she needed "a better financial plan for post operative care".

The hospital suggested she start a "go-fund-me" to raise money for her post-operative drug and care needs.

See https://wwmt.com/news/local/grand-rapids-woman-denied-heart-transplant-due-to-lack-of-money-for-post-operative-care

for more history.


Well, here is the GREAT NEWS today I have to share.

Hedda DID, in fact, establish a Go-fund-me site, and was successful in raising OVER $40,000 !

And the better news is- LAST WEEK, HEDDA GOT THE PHONE CALL AT 11:00 pm. July 23rd, that a Donor Heart was enroute to the hospital, and she was to immediately drop everything and go there. Less than 24 hours later, Hedda got her new heart.

I just spoke with her yesterday. She's doing wonderful! She's having a few issues with blood pressure stability, and had some problems at first with a collapsed lung, but she has made it through the first week now on her new heart, and is on the mend.

Yesterday she posted at update on HER GOFUNDME site, and wanted to express sincere thanks to everyone who pitched in to help her get a new heart. Hedda is a RADICAL progressive and looks forward to spreading the word that health care should not be limited by the ability to fund raise, but rather should be a right of every human being to receive top notch care to stay alive.

Congrats HEDDA MARTIN on your NEW HEART, successfully implanted on July 24th.
https://www.gofundme.com/hedda-needs-a-heart-transplant?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156505908164-bb31c05fbd0f4242&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b



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Reply SHE GOT HER HEART TRANSPLANT! IT'S A SUCCESS! (Original post)
James48 Aug 2019 OP
JennyMominFL Aug 2019 #1
Ohiogal Aug 2019 #2
Cirque du So-What Aug 2019 #3
calimary Aug 2019 #7
Scarsdale Aug 2019 #4
gopiscrap Aug 2019 #5
William Seger Aug 2019 #6
nolabear Aug 2019 #8
William Seger Aug 2019 #9

Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 08:40 AM

1. This is sick.. no pun intended

The fact that in a country like America, someone has to create a gofundme, just to live....Its disgusting. I mean, of course Im glad she got it but its clear that the GOP simply believes if you are not wealthy enough, you can just die.

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 08:45 AM

2. My sentiments exactly

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:05 AM

3. Make sure ya got 'crowd appeal'

Otherwise, yer a goner.

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:00 AM

7. No kidding. Literally forced to go begging.

That is what you’d call “HEARTLESS.”

Maybe our whole health care system needs a heart transplant. Add the GOP to that waiting list.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:15 AM

4. If you are a corrupt,

war-mongering, friend shooting politician, you jump to the head of the line like Dick Cheney. So glad Hedda is doing well.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:24 AM

5. Excellent

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:30 AM

6. $40,000 raised would be $2000 profit for GoFundMe

... on top of credit card transaction fees, for doing what Facebook does with just advertising support. They are greedy bastards who exploit compassion, like the worst charities.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:04 AM

8. Now why did you have to hijack a celebration with this?

Post an OP. Take a stand. Fine. But this is a wonderful outcome of a regrettable situation that never should have come to this. If we do this every time something good happens we will all be paralyzed by despair.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:33 AM

9. They were given no choice but GoFundMe and they got screwed there, too

To me, that's another part of the tragedy, and I think people need to know that isn't their only choice. Sorry to have offended you.

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