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Before I begin my story, I’d like to thank everyone for the endless prayers and support. Many of you know me personally, others know me from my family, and those that have not met me thank you for taking an interest in my life.

My name is Lisa Van Dyke I am 35 years old and I am married to the love of my life Gene. We have 2 beautiful children together, our 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. My kids and family are my life, and therefore I’m sharing my journey, I have been struggling to breathe for a while, I kept thinking it was asthma and allergies. With the scare of COVID, I was concerned that I might have caught the deadly disease. After months of doctor appointments and testing, I was being told I was fine and that I was negative for COVID. How could I be fine? My breathing continued to get worse and my health was failing. Finally, after months of research, I found a wonderful doctor who took the time to investigate my health more in-depth. I will be needing a lung and possible heart transplant. I remember how numb I was when the doctor told me this. Without this transplant, I do not know if I will make it to the new year. My health has been decreasing daily and with continued visits to San Diego for continued doctor appointments and testing we have exhausted all our savings. With me not working and no money coming in I have put the burden on my husband to support us, our children, and now endless medical bills that continue to arrive in the mail, with the continued trips to San Diego.
As I watch my kids play it makes me sad that I am not able to run and play with them like I once was able to. I miss being able to be the soccer mom that was able to keep up with my babies. Every day is a continued struggle to do the normal daily task of getting out of bed or bending over to pick up clothes. I recently started oxygen to help me when I walk to doctor appointments and to get some sleep without feeling as I am suffocating. I have fought and am still trying to get on temporary disability. As of today I still have not received anything. I am embarrassed to ask for help and donations, but I have no other choice as my family is doing everything they can to financially, physically, and mentally support me. I deeply appreciate continued prayers and help with my family. I will not be able to have visitors but would love everyone continued texts and phone calls. We as a family are very unsure and scared of the unknown but I am blessed and know we have God guiding us through this journey. We will continue to keep you updated on my progress.

Updates (1)

November 14, 2020

I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that I have been placed on the transplant list. We are now just waiting on the phone call .

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November 20, 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Holly DeAndrea

November 18, 2020

May God Bless You and Your Family. I will keep you in my prayers. Stay Strong!

vanessa camacho

November 16, 2020

With love, hugs and prayers ♥️

Susan Armstrong

November 8, 2020

You and your family are in our prayers. Love to all of you, The Cintron Family

Demetrio Cintron