David Demar is a 63 year-old male who is very ill. He was diagnosed with a progressive form of congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy and kidney disease. Congestive heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump blood with normal efficiency, and the heart is then unable to provide adequate blood flow to other organs. As a result, David’s kidneys have started to fail and he must act quickly in order to survive. In 2015, David underwent two open heart surgeries with a placement of an LVAD or left ventricular assist device as a bridge to hold him over until he receives a new heart. David’s health is rapidly failing and he now needs both a lifesaving heart and kidney transplant, and he desperately needs your help!
David grew up in the small town of Bardstown, Kentucky and is married to his high school sweetheart, Dianna. The have nine children together, who are all committed to seeing their father through his upcoming transplant surgery. David loves spending time with his grandchildren, but recently he has been too ill to visit them and spend quality time together. David served in the United States Army for several years and worked as a surgical technician. After his service in the Army, he worked at the University of Kentucky Hospital, assisting surgeons in open heart and kidney transplants. Now David is on the flip side of the coin and he is the one that needs help. David worked hard every day for over 40 years supporting his family and helping others in need. He was recently forced into early retirement as a result of his poor health, and now David’s life is in jeopardy as he is the one who needs a lifesaving transplant.