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AMANDA’S STORY

My name is Amanda Smith. In 2008 I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension which was caused by a bad valve in my heart. This valve cannot be fixed and has over pressurized my lungs. In March 2011 I was admitted to the Mayo Clinic for heart failure. My heart and lungs are so badly damaged that the medicine I am taking is no longer helping me to get better. The doctors have tried all that is available and say that I am in need of a heart and double lung transplant.

Updates (6)

August 16, 2018

Hello everyone. It’s been a hard 8 months. On November 29th I got the call that I have been waiting on. My lungs are in and ready for me. On the 30th the surgery was done. Unfortunately they failed. The doctors kept me on life support till December 17th. That’s when a new set of lungs came my way. They was a little to big so they cut them down to fit me. They kept me asleep for several weeks as my body healed. January 27 they woke me up and my new life started. Since I had been asleep so long all my muscles diminished and most of my organs stopped working. The last several months I have spent getting things working again and learning how to walk all over again. My kidneys unfortunately still have not bounced back. I am currently still in the hospital under going dialysis 3 days a week. I’m working hard to get off the vent. I’m ready to get home to my 3 girls. They are patiently waiting for me. Thank you for all the prayers.

January 25, 2016

I want to thank everyone who donated to my site I received my transplant for double lungs on August 27th 2013.
Currently 1/24/2016 I am going through rejection and I am having to be added back to the transplant list for another double lung transplant. I will be having to go to the hospital more regularly until then so our finances are in need of help. Thank you… Amanda Smith

Guestbook

April 9, 2016

My wonderful daughter, i don't understand why you must go through the things that have come your way, but we must continue to believe that God has a plan for you. My prayer for you this day is that God will keep you in His Hand and keep you safe, protect you from all harm and that He heals you both in body and soul, i pray that He will open up the portals of Heaven and lets innumerable Blessings flow to you and that He will touch the hearts of people to help you in your time of need-Amen I love you

nina james-Dixie Union

October 8, 2013

Will be praying and spreading the word around and will do anything I can to help!! Love and Prayers sent your way for a mighty healing in Jesus' name, AMEN

Haley Hewett/Waycross,GA

October 8, 2013

Amanda we met you and your husband at a group meeting and again in the cafe at Mayo Clinic a few weeks ago. I have thought of you so often since then and will do what I can to help. I'm getting your name and story out to as many people as I can. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dale/Orange Park, FL

October 8, 2013

Amanda just put in todays mail a check from Maranatha Baptist going to your HelpHOPELive Fund. So thankful for their contribution!!

Alice Linton Waycross