Anna Caplan desperately needs your help.
At just 21 years old, Anna has had several lifetimes of medical issues including needing a new heart. In late October, Anna received a heart transplant at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. The surgery and initial recovery has been incredibly painful and challenging for Anna and will continue to be a long rugged road of tests and expenses that insurance will not cover. It is medically necessary for Anna and her father, Steve, to remain in Denver for as long as 6 months initially, with regular travel from Durango to Denver for a whole year afterwards. Steve has stopped working to be with Anna full time. With no employment income, they are now facing relocation costs, extraordinary monthly housing and living expenses in Denver, travel expenses and copays on necessary medications and other unforeseen expenses. All this is well over $5,000 per month. We are asking family and friends to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help.
December 24, 2020
Anna has had one episode of rejection which we’ve gotten that under control and are now starting the long slow taper off of one of the anti-rejection drugs.
Nausea is still a problem, but it’s slowly getting better.
They will draw labs on Monday morning to monitor all the various blood levels.
Another catheterization procedure, biopsy and infusion session on January 6, and with the right results she can come home on the 8th to Durango!
After that there will be monthly trips back up to Denver for more catheterization procedure’s, biopsy and infusion for the next year.
She’s still very weak and shaky, but on the road to recovery.
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December 30, 2020
Hey Anna, hope your staying warm there. It was Zero this morning - Brrr! We all miss you and look forward to you coming home. I am down to the last 2 days of the first Facebook Fundraiser - We will hit the $15,000 mark by then. You take care and let us know of anything you need! I'm trying to get others to sign your guestbook! Love you! Mark
December 21, 2020
Hey Anna, I miss you! I'm staying busy keeping these fundraisers going with 2-3 times a day posting and thanking everyone who donates. We are close on this first one on Facebook and when it is done i'll to monthly ones to keep it coming. Let us know if there is anything you need! Love to you!
December 9, 2020
December 7, 2020
Anna, we have not met you, but miss seeing Steve at Trivia and football games. Our best wishes for your speedy recovery! Congrats on your new heart, Mary and Ed