Larry Clifton is a 66-year-old husband and father of 2 who has congestive heart failure, which he has been struggling with since 2014. Larry is the rock of his family and someone who has always looked out for those he loves and now needs our help. He will be having a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) on June 28, 2017 to prolong and improve his quality of life. The cost of this procedure can be overwhelming.
Larry has been happily married for 35 years to his wife June Clifton. Over the last 20 years, he has been her primary caregiver as she as battled a genetic neurological condition called Ataxia, an illness with no cure. He has 2 daughters, Amanda and Jessica that have been his primary caregivers during this battle. Since Larry began his struggle with congestive heart failure in 2014 he has been battling numerous issues; he suffered a heart attack in 2014 and learned he only had only 11% function of his heart. He then suffered a seizure a month later and has suffered six others since, along with two strokes. He has battled staph infection, which cost him his big toe and prevented a corroded artery surgery that could have helped his health improve. He has had a defibrillator installed, which malfunctioned twice and he missed walking his daughter, Amanda, down the aisle for her wedding when he almost lost this fight in June 2016. Along with multiple medications to help fight this illness, he has continued to fight and show good spirits. Larry and his family are eagerly looking forward to his quality of life improving and watching him do the things he loves; from taking the dogs on walks, having family over or even just playing a round of golf. Together, we are committed to seeing him through this procedure.
July 20, 2017
Update: Larry had a successful LVAD surgery and is now on the long road to recovery. He was in the Stanford Hospital ICU and LVAD clinic for a few weeks and is now in a skilled nursing facility, Grant Cuesta, in the Bay Area. He is doing daily physical therapy and is hoping to be able to walk again soon! We will keep posting updates as he progresses. Thank you all!
September 21, 2017
We hope you are recovering well and feeling great!
Simply Fondue Crew
August 1, 2017
Hi Larry and family, I sure hope you are well soon, and back on your feet! Love you, Denise and Russ
Denise and Russ Gilmore
July 23, 2017
Y'all are in our family's thoughts and prayers. Garrett, Jena, & Kendall
July 23, 2017
Love you bro, be picking you soon for a round of golf, Love, Steve & Nancy