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Our beloved Karen desperately needs your help.

Karen Love, or Lovey to her five grandchildren, suffered a severe heart attack on June 20, 2021. She miraculously survived this heart attack and began the long road towards recovery. At first, it seemed like she was making good strides; she was able to go back to her work at a desk job and began cardiac rehab. But as the fall progressed, she started having a hard time walking into work and began noticing other symptoms. A battle with bronchitis forced her to stop her rehab, and she continued to feel worse and worse. At the beginning of December, her doctors performed an MRA test on her and found that her heart’s ejection fraction was at 16% on the left side and that as a result, the right side of her heart was beginning to show increased damage. Then, at the beginning of January 2022, Karen went in for a cardiac catheterization, where the doctors determined that her heart had been damaged beyond repair and that her cardiac output is currently less than 50% to her main organs. They told her and her family that her only choice is a heart transplant. We are asking family and friends to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help with critical expenses Karen will face immediately after surgery and in the year that follows.

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March 8, 2022

We wanted to share an update on my mom Karen now that she's had her new heart for a month- can you believe it?! She is doing well, handling all the aspects of the recovery process like a champ. She has had many good reports, and so far, any issues have been resolved quickly. We would appreciate your continued prayers for her body to grow stronger and continue to heal correctly. Also, please pray for protection against any rejection or illness as her immune system is so weak right now. Thank you so much for checking in with us and her. We truly appreciate your prayers and know they have made all the difference in her life!

February 6, 2022

Karen has a new heart! The first couple of days after her transplant on Wednesday 2/2/22 were very difficult. But on Saturday, she started to feel much better. She is also getting very good reports on her heart and her health. Her EF number is already over 50, and she is supposed to move out of the ICU tonight or tomorrow. Her doctors and nurses are very pleased with her progress, and we are so thankful for this second chance at a full, healthy life. We so appreciate your encouragement and prayers throughout this process. Keep cheering her on- the road back is a long one, but with God's help and friends and family supporting her, we know she can do it!

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February 20, 2022

We’re praying for you Karen!

Caleb Reed

February 11, 2022

Sending prayers and love to my dear friend, Karen. She is a walking miracle and one of the strongest people I have the honor of having in my life. Keep fighting, KP! You've got this!!
Love you, Lynne

Lynne Dalton

February 4, 2022

Will keep praying for you Karen.

Jodie Coulson