For the past 4 years I've been trying to get a heart transplant and because of the heart defect I was born with I was turned down multiple times.
Now is my chance to do the impossible. I'm going to Columbia University in New York and fighting for a new heart.
Because no adults have heart transplant with my heart defect. There have been successful transplants on children but a lot of us do not survive into adulthood.
Everyday I get closer and closer to achieving what I always felt was the impossible. But I never gave up, the worst that could happen in my mind was they tell me no. I'm so close to achieving my life long goal, I am sinking deeper in debt due to medical bills, travel,food costs, rent,etc.
Because without you, this is not possible. Without donations, I cannot afford this transplant. It's cost me thousands already to get this far. I haven't given up and I promise to keep fighting. I want to be a hero to kids and adults out there. I want to prove to the world, I can do this.
Because of the rarity of my disease and my age, I find the best doctors who are able to treat me and are willing to take the chance and give me a heart transplant. Right now my journey is heading to New York to visit Columbia Hospital who have one of the best transplant facilities in the world. My current cardiologist is a former resident at the hospital and suggested that would be the best place to go for me to get a transplant. Flight, hotel, plus medical bills for visits cost $1,000's. I was also told to try Philadelphia and meet with Dr.Rhychek. I'm spoken with his people and I'm already in their medical system as a patient. I just need to get over there.
On Dec.11th I'm having a Heart Catherization to check my artery and heart function. This is a precursor to a transplant and some medications which MAY treat my disease for a short time until transplant. I need your help to pay for all this. I cannot do it alone. My fight for this is not just for myself, it's for all the kids out there who will someday be my age. I need to pave the way to show everyone, this can be done. I'm told by parents all over the world, that I give them hope that one day their child can be normal and maybe they will live to be adults.
Please, donate what you can. The cost of missing a day of coffee would mean the world to me.
If you know anyone affected by a heart defect or heart disease please donate, share and like my facebook page.
Help Mike! <3