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I am asking for help for my dear friend Doreen!

Doreen was born with a hole in her heart. When she was three years old, she had rheumatic fever which caused damage to her heart valves. It was shortly after that she had open heart surgery to repair the hole, and her heart values continued to be monitored. Doreen has endured valve replacement surgeries in the ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as an implant of a pacemaker.

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August 20, 2020

AUGUST 20, 2020
Doreen continues to recover slowly at home after being so ill in the hospital a few weeks ago. She has made the decision to meet with a new cardiac team in Madison, Wisconsin, in early September to discuss her case for a heart, lung and liver transplant. I will provide another update for everyone after that meeting. Please continue to keep Doreen in your prayers and if you are able to donate to help with her care/bills, it is very much appreciated. Thank you!!

August 5, 2020

Unfortunately, the medication given to Doreen while in the hospital did not help to decrease the pressures in her heart and lungs, which was needed for the transplant. They made her violently ill, wreaking havoc on her body. She suffered with severe vomiting, great fluid retention and a UTI. She also had to have a blood transfusion. Once she was taken off the medication, she stayed in the hospital for another week to gain back some strength before she returned home.

Sadly, Doreen learned while in the hospital that she also has pulmonary hypertension, which means she now needs a heart, liver and LUNG transplant. She will be meeting with another cardiac team in Madison, Wisconsin because Heart-lung transplants are not performed in the Milwaukee area. Doreen is still working on regaining her strength back and she is faced again with deciding on an extremely difficult decision. Her health is very fragile right now.

Thank you again to all who donated; Doreen is so appreciative. Please keep her in your prayers.

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August 6, 2020

I’m praying for you in your time of need for peace and comfort, Doreen.

Debbie Hetlet

June 29, 2020

Katie and I are sending lots of strength and love to you! Xoxoxox

Kristi Rogers

June 28, 2020

Please know we are thinking of you and we will play music in your honor. Stay healthy so you can recoup safely . Your friend and 'play-a-long' violin groupy! Pam

Pam Frazier

June 25, 2020

Thanks for being such a great friend to our Lori all these years! We are praying for you!!

Emily Alens