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Kristi Veeder is a 36 year-old wife and mother of three children. She was born with congenital heart defects that resulted in 4 heart surgeries by the time she was 20 years old. While working for the Grand Island Public Schools for a number of years, she developed and was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension secondary to her congenital heart defects. Since her diagnosis in October of 2005, Pulmonary Hypertension has caused a progressive deterioration in her health, necessitating a heart and double lung transplant. She requires oxygen, numerous medications and frequent hospital visits. Her survival is dependent on a heart/lung transplant.

Although Kristi has health insurance, there are many uninsured out-of-pocket expenses that add up. While some patients live close to their transplant center, some have to temporarily reside in the city where they will be transplanted. Kristi will be expected to leave her home, family, and friends and relocate for several months or more while waiting her transplant. Her doctors have estimated the cost for her to be near the transplant center in St. Louis, MO., may exceed $20,000. Fundraising is essential to the overall success of Kristi’s outcome.


October 8, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kristi on your journey. I know you will make it. It sounds like you have a wonderful family to help you through. God bless you and take cae of you.

Susie Cressell/ Michigan

October 8, 2013

Kristi this has been very interesting I will keep you in my prayers. This has helped me alot and to knnow you alittle.

Kathy J / Flolanbags

October 8, 2013

I am so fortunate to have met Kristi at the PH Conf in Houston..She is a lovely person..Please know I keep you in my prayers. I only hope for the best for you. I can tell your family is very important to you .Please know I am here for you...I know you have had so many roller coasters to deal with...Keep being Positive my Phriend:)) You deserve the best!! Hugs..

Jen C/ Texas

October 8, 2013

Life is so precious, I am at awe and do what I can. My prayers go out to you and your family, I believe all things are possible. Blessings to you Kristi.

Deb / Teddybear PHA, Waukesha, WI