Thank you for your love & support!!! God bless you!!!
ISRAEL & HIS SON, NOAH
Overview of Background History:
Israel's medical condition and doctors findings at Stanford are:
Situs inversus totalis. Congenitally corrected transposition of the greater arteries. VSD. Pulmonary atresia with MAPCA's supply the pulmonary bed. The natural history of his current situation is quite variable. He is certainly at increased risk for arrhythmias, right ventricular failure and increasing tricuspid regurgitation.
The doctors have advised us that every 10 years Israel (my son) will need another "open heart" surgery; it has now been 17 yrs. since his last (he has had 3 in his lifetime…)! Israel is 39 yrs. of age and is a miracle!!! The doctors never thought he would make it into adulthood!!! Israel has battled with his health all his life and the doctors report to us that he will have to live with this the rest of his life! Israel continues to be monitored by Stanford and an "Open Heart Surgery" has not been decided as of yet!
Israel is on permanent disability due to his illness and his disability income is hardly enough to pay for all the expenses of his food, medication, transportation, and the support of his child. He has tried several times in his lifetime to work a normal job and go to school although he becomes ill and his health insurance is discontinued and it takes months to reapply for Social Security and regain his income and medical insurance! Israel has limited transportation and it is very straining for him to take public transportation. All of this is a greater strain on his health condition and then he is back in the emergency room with heart failure!
Any amount that you can donate would be very much appreciated!!! Thank you for your support and prayers!