Hacc’s Journey To Transplant
husband, father, grandfather, great friend, and very special person to us all.
As many of you may know my husband, Jack (Hacc) Boyer suffered his first heart attack in 1999 at the age of 43. Since then he has had more heart attacks, stent placements, and placement of an ICD pacemaker/defibrillator. In May 2012, over Memorial Day weekend, Hacc suffered a massive heart attack. He was flown to Temple University Hospital as his only chance to survive. Hacc showed us all his strong determination to live and fought hard. One month later, he was able to go home. Unfortunately, since then his health has deteriorated. Currently, he requires numerous medications and frequent doctor and hospital visits. He has had to stop working at the local manufacturing plant where he worked for over 40 years. It is now evident to his doctors that in the future he will need a heart transplant to survive. With a positive attitude and strong will he is determined to overcome this medical crisis.
This has put us up against a challenge, we cannot meet alone. Although Hacc has insurance, we are facing many costs of transplantation that are not covered and must be paid out of pocket. This is where your help is needed. The cost of the transplant surgery itself is expensive, but the cost of the medications he will need to stay alive is even more astonishing. Hacc will be on a life-time of anti-rejection medications that are very expensive. We cannot meet this financial situation alone and therefore, fundraising is required.
To help with the financial aspect associated with heart transplantation, a fundraising campaign in Jack’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Heart Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.It is never easy to ask for help and now is no exception. Hacc has touched the lives of many and we greatly appreciate the support he has received. At times like this we feel very blessed to have such great family, friends and community pulling for him. Your continued support and contributions are greatly appreciated and will help Hacc survive this challenge, and return to living life to the fullest.
With sincere heartfelt gratitude,
Debra Boyer [email protected] Facebook – Hacc’s Journey page
December 14, 2013
HACC and Deb...so sorry to hear about the journey you are about to embark on.we are so blessed to be able to assist you on your way.......Take care our friend and you will come through stronger and better
Mike (Peck) Jones and Bonnie Neumeister
October 8, 2013
We share many of the same heartaches, since my husband Bill also has a page on HelpHopeLive for heart transplant. This journey is difficult but with support of family, friends and community it certainly helps to ease the burden that we face.
Kim and Bill Troutman