Wesley “Wes” Mattimore is a fifty-four-year-old man who is very ill. Since 2008, he’s been struggling with ventricular tachycardia with severe cardiomyopathy. A heart transplant is his only hope for survival. Wes is a very kind person who needs our help; The cost of a transplant, even with insurance, can quickly become overwhelming.
Wes grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Greater Johnstown High School. Since his illness started, doctors were able to keep him working with a large gas and oil company for five years with medications and an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). After getting fifteen shocks in a row from his ICD, doctors said he was experiencing V-tach storms. In July of 2014, Wes received twenty-eight shocks in a row; After that, doctors told Wes that a new heart was all that would save him. Together, Wes, his family, and best friend, Sean Paxton, along with his family and friends are committed to seeing him through this heart transplant. For the first time in a long time, Wes has hope for the future.
July 25, 2017
I’m pleased to share the news that Wes has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home in Johnstown, PA. For all that know him, it’s no surprise his determined character and resolve are making the difference each day as he continues to regain his strength. For everyone that has been supporting this effort with your thoughts, prayers and generous donations, his family and friends share Wes’ sincere gratitude. All of it combines to make a tremendous difference. While he’s firmly on the road to recovery, key milestones still lie ahead for him to pass. I’m sure he’ll do that with your continued support in thought, prayer and donations to this fund that directly supports his home caregiver expenses, ongoing medication and other needs, related to his new life as a heart transplant recipient. We’ll keep you posted as Wes’ recovery continues to progress.
Wes’ Best Friends Since Childhood
July 12, 2017
UPDATE. Wes is tentatively scheduled for discharge on the 13th of this month. Thank you again to all who have donated to this fund, which can be used for a variety of needs including ongoing medical and prescription costs not covered by insurance. Donated funds are all tax-deductable and can also be used for post-operative home caregiver volunteer expenses, which will be needed for approximately one month, once Wes is released. These costs include things like travel and other related expenses. As always, Wes extends his sincere appreciation for all your support and well-wishes. I echo those sentiments and respectfully remind you all to continue sharing this Campaign page. Sincerely, Sean Paxton. Wes’ friend since childhood.
June 29, 2017
Love ya Wes!! Pankoke and I are praying for you!! As well as all the Adams family!! Much love our friend!!
kate David dakota Gunnar lankoke
May 26, 2017
Prayers going up,,,
May 26, 2017
Pray'in for you Wes !!!
May 26, 2017
From my heart and on behalf of my immediate family - Di Paxton (Mother), Brooks Paxton Sr. (Father), Brooks Paxton II (Brother), Scott Paxton (Brother), Tom Larkin (Uncle). We are forever grateful for the lifetime of friendship we've all shared with Wesley (Wes) Mattimore, his family and our circle of friends from our shared hometown of Johnstown, PA. We are proud to be playing a supporting role in helping Wes overcome this enormous life challenge and we thank everyone for joining us in the cause. Your positive thoughts, prayers and financial donations are all greatly appreciated and will make all the difference in the road ahead. We know, without a doubt, that Wes is up to the toughest part of this overwhelming task; proving time and time again, over recent years that he is among the strongest and bravest people we've ever known; overcoming countless hurdles to reach this critical point in his journey. Wes is now in the hospital, awaiting a transplant in Pittsburgh, and being well-cared for by a staff dedicated medical professionals. Once that day comes, and a transplant surgery is carried out, his recovery process will begin and Wes can start writing the next inspiring chapters of his life. Our thanks, once again, for all your support in making that a reality! We Love You, Wes! Sincerely, Sean Paxton and Family
Sean Paxton and Family