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My loving wife, Peggy Zerba was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2006. Since then she has had a defibrillator installed on her heart, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, has a leaking mitral valve. She is going to get a LVAD pump to keep her alive while she waits for a life-saving heart transplant. The cost of this transplant can be overwhelming.

Peggy is a loving mother of our children, Jennifer and Jason. She is a sister, aunt, active in the community and good friend to many. She ran a daycare for many years. Although she tires very easily she loves to sew and garden. Family is the most important to her. Once she receives her transplant she looks forward to being able to spend more time in her garden and more time enjoying life. Peggy is a very kind person and is always willing to help others. Now she is the one who needs your help.

Updates (7)

December 28, 2017

Great News!! Part of the process of being listed on the transplant list is the doctors can move you up to the 1A position at their discretion. They would do this when there is no competition for the same heart. Even though Peggy’s condition has not worsened the doctors have chosen to upgrade her as of today. She will remain at this level for 30 days unless she gets a heart sooner. After the 30 days she will once again be listed at a 1B. This means she now has a greater chance at getting a heart in the next 30 days. It doesn’t mean it will happen but her chances are better.
Please continue to pray for Peggy and Joe as well. It is difficult waiting. More updates as they become available.

October 25, 2017

GREAT NEWS!!! Peggy has been activated on the transplant list. She is currently listed as a 1B which means she is on an LVAD and doing well. Nobody knows when a heart will be available. More information will be posted as time goes on. Please continue to pray for Peggy and Joe too.
Please sign the guest book on this page and let her know you are thinking about her.
On behalf of Joe, Peggy and the entire family, we thank you for your love and support.



November 16, 2017

Praying for that heart, the old one and the new. The two of you are what good people are made of. We love you both.

Scott & Judy VanOrder

October 27, 2017

Peg and Joe, we pray daily for you and know waiting is unbearable. God will provide sooner than you think and then its all uphill, a hill you will climb with success. Love you guys to the end of time.

Ken and Cherry

October 26, 2017

So glad to hear things are moving in the right direction! Continued prayers for you during this journey. Love you!

Kim and Haven

October 25, 2017

How wonderful Aunt Peggy.. We love you..

Joella, and your sister Nellie..