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Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing to ask for your prayers and support for my wife, Margie Funk. In January of this year, Margie had a nearly catastrophic heart attack. Her life was saved through the emergency placement of a stent in the left side of her heart. As a result, her heart function was severely diminished and has continued to degrade throughout this year. I am happy to report that Margie has recently received another life-saving operation. Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital have implanted a heart pump (Left Ventricular Assist Device) to do the job that her heart is no longer able to do. I am so grateful for all of the life-extending care that she has received, however, the VAD is only a temporary solution. Margie needs a heart transplant.

Updates (4)

January 25, 2014

I want to thank all of you that were able to come to our dinner on the 17th, as well as those that couldn't make it but have so generously donated. (And I thank those that can't donate right now because I know we are in your thoughts and prayers!) We had a terrific time and it turned out good. I'm sorry the weather got bad and some had to leave early due to the snow and the bad roads, but I guess that's what I get for picking a day in January! The steroids and anti-rejection meds I am on make me very shaky and very cold all the time, so I'm not especially liking this 0 weather with -0 wind chill temps, but I guess most of the country can say the same! I tried to put a picture on here that was taken and put in our local newspaper, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it. But we did have a good time and I thank God every day for the blessing of life that He has given to me. My prayer is that He will enable me to do the work that He has cut out for me to do. I know He saved me for a reason! I hope you all have an awesome day - and be careful - it's COLD outside!!

December 25, 2013

I want to say a quick thank You to all who have so graciously donated to this campaign thus far. It is so appreciated.

Also, I want to remind you about the "Celebration of Life" dinner event that is coming up on January 17, 2014. If you have not yet purchased tickets, and would like to do so, please contact me at Tickets will be available to purchase at the door if necessary, however if you plan to attend, we need to know so we can have an approximate count of how many will be there. This would help us so very much.


November 22, 2013

So good talking to you. You are an inspiration to so many people.


October 30, 2013

I love you to pieces! Steve and I are praying for you and your family for healing, comfort and peace in knowing that your Creator, Lord and Savior is holding you.

Janet Stanley

October 30, 2013

Thinking of you all. <3

Shelly Miller