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Help Bob Get His Heart Transplant

I am writing on behalf of my husband, Bob Waldron. In 2008, the mitral valve in his heart failed causing the heart to become overworked. Bob had a valve repair and quad bypass however the damage to his heart was very severe. After many hospitalizations for congestive heart failure Bob had surgery again in 2010 to put in an automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator. His condition worsened and he experienced many more hospitalizations. In December 2013, Bob suffered flash pulmonary edema. His heart was no longer strong enough to even keep him out of congestive heart failure and his doctors implanted a left ventricle assist device. This is a temporary fix; Bob’s only chance for survival is a heart transplant.

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February 11, 2016

Hello everyone!!

Well, things have kind of been at a stand still lately. We have been working on building Bob back up a little. There are concerns that he is not strong enough to undergo surgery. So, he is not yet back on the transplant list. Next week we have several appointments. One of which is with a surgical dentist to see what can be done about some issues in his mouth. One more thing that is holding back the transplant.

As always, we thank you for your support through all of this. With all of the complications, it has been very difficult to remain positive. Knowing that we have your support and prayers has been more precious to us than you know.

I am hoping to have a new fundraiser set up soon. It has been difficult the past several months fighting to get benefits, insurance issues and so many other issues that are a part of disability. Stress has been high and time has been little.

I hope you are all doing well!!! Drop us a line or stop by and visit. (Just let us know so that I can crate my crazy dog first) :) His bark sounds mean but he is really a 90 pound lap dog....... Love to you all!! xoxo

November 30, 2015

Hi everyone!!! I do hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We actually got to have our Thanksgiving at home this year instead of the hospital. It was a good day.

I would like you all to know how very thankful we are for your support with this campaign. We are living on very limited income and have had many issues with insurance and benefits. Your support has helped us so much both financially and with peace of mind. The stresses of a long term critical illness are very extreme. Some of the limitations put on the household because of benefits kind of make us feel like we stuck between a rock and hard place.

So please don't ever think that your support in all of this is not important. You are helping to keep us together as a family and letting us know that we are not alone. We love you all for that.

Tomorrow (December 1st) is Giving Tuesday.

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday focuses on charitable giving and on Tuesday, December 1, there will be no credit card fees attached to donations to my HelpHOPELive Campaign; 100% of your donation will go to Bob's fundraising campaign. Please consider making a donation on December 1.

We could in no way get through this without you. We have a very long road to go. Bob has not been relisted as active on the transplant list yet. As we wait, we become more and more anxious and concerned. Your prayers and support get us through. Thank you all again for all you do!!!! xoxo

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December 1, 2015

Thinking of you all during these holidays and always. Best wishes for improved health, Bob!

Karin, Kevin, Jamie, and Jack O'Sullivan

June 10, 2015

Hi Bob, You have the sweetest eyes and I know how much Karen loves you. I am an old neighborhood friend of hers and I remember our time together fondly. I hope you receive what you need soon but in the meantime enjoy the amazing family that you have. You are a very lucky man to be surrounded by such love. Thinking of you often.

Diann Lyons

May 16, 2015

Praying for strength and health for you and your family Bob.

Mary Jo