Steven John Findlay, the husband of Beth Findlay and the father of Jillian and Amanda of Fort Wayne, Indiana, needs a heart transplant which requires the help of his community. Transplants are life changing in more ways than saving a life. Transplants are extremely expensive and alter a family’s financial affairs greatly.
In the early months of 2017, Steven was admitted to the hospital to receive critical care as his heart continuously failed on him. On April 18. 2017, Steven gained a spot in the operating room for a very long six hours as doctors implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This device pumps the blood through Steven’s heart while he is on the transplant waiting list for the arrival of a new heart.
June 14, 2017
Update! Steven has been home for almost two months now! He is feeling more healthy and has enjoyed getting back to his normal routines like cooking dinner for the family!
April 19, 2017
Steve received his L VAD surgery on April 18th, 2017 and is currently awake and breathing on his own just a day later!