Cynthia Needs Our Help!
Cynthia Buehler is 52-years-old and in need of a heart transplant. After suffering a massive heart attack in 2008, her heart has weakened to the point where a transplant is her only chance of survival. Cynthia is the sweetest person you would ever want to meet and needs our help.
Cynthia was born in Kansas, grew up in California and moved to Nevada in her teens. She became a medical technician, where I met her as a patient. She changed careers joining the State of Nevada DMV and suffered her heart attack in 2008. After two years, Cynthia was able to go back to work, but due to her illness she had to stop working again in 2014. Medical options were medications, surgery, and a transplant. However, the medications didn’t work, her heart is too weak for surgery and so a transplant is her only remaining option. She looks forward to once again becoming an active mother and grandmother. Cynthia and her family are committed to seeing her through this transplant.
Transplants are life-saving, but can be emotionally overwhelming, and financially devastating. Even with insurance, Cynthia will have many uninsured transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, travel and temporary relocation housing to be near to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the costly immunosuppressant medications that she will need to take for the rest of her life (approximately $2500 a month).
To help with the financial burden, a fundraising campaign in Cynthia’s honor has been established with Help Hope Live, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law, are held by Help Hope Live in the Southwest Heart Transplant Fund, and are administered by Help Hope Live for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a donation today and click the GIVE button.
Thank you for your prayers, support and generosity. Keep an eye on Cynthia’s campaign page here as we will soon be planning some fundraising events and posting regular updates.
March 9, 2018
Hello everyone, Can you believe how time flies, it’s been 3 1/2 years now since the transplant. Another trip to Los Angeles, March 15th for Cynthia’s semi annual check up.
October 28, 2014
It has been a month since Cynthia’s transplant on September 24th and she is doing good. Doctors are happy with her progress and all the biopsies and blood tests have been good.
Yesterday we spent the day at the medical center for Cynthia’s angiogram..
Today we are waiting for the results of yesterdays angiogram.
October 13, 2014
Today Cynthia had another follow up. So far the biopsies and blood tests have been good. Tomorrow we will get the results for todays.
Cynthia is doing good and feeling better everyday. We look forward to getting back home and seeing family and friends.
October 6, 2014
Today was Cynthia’s first follow up appointment since being discharged Friday.
Her day included getting up to be at the Clinic by 6:40am. Nothing to eat or drink since midnight.
The tests today were a blood draw, Echo, Xray and biopsy.
Also she was seen by her doctor and transplant coordinator.
Cynthia had a good check up and will be told tomorrow the results of today’s tests, with any prescription changes to be made.
2:30 and all done, we are heading home for something to eat.
Thursday’s appointment is the shorter one.
October 5, 2014
On Friday Cynthia was discharged from Cedars Sinai and now begins her road to recovery. The staff at Cedars is great.
Part of the process was to go over all of her prescriptions, those that are lifetime and others that will be taken for a shorter time. 20 in all. They went over the physical dos and don’ts, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.
She is feeling great and ready for the journey ahead.
Today we will get some supplies for our temporary place and begin the recovery process.
September 28, 2014
She is doing great and has been sitting and taking small walks. She has alot less pain than a few days ago but every day is better.
September 28, 2014
We recieved another call on Tuesday, the 23rd that there was another match. We gathered our stuff and headed back to Cedars Sinia and Cynthia recieved her new heart early Wednesday, the 24th.
She is doing great and we will start the recover process over the next few months. Returning home, hopefully around Christmas.
Thank you all again for your prayers and well wishes.
A special thank you to the donor’s family for giving such a special gift.
September 21, 2014
It has been an emotional roller coaster the past couple of days. We received the call Friday morning that Cedars had a match for Cindy. We gathered our stuff and headed out. Arrived on time and the process began, blood draws, x-rays, paperwork…..Emotionally excited, frightened, anxiety, sadness…so many emotions.
The procedure was scheduled for 11 PM. She was taken to pre-op and within a minute of arriving there, the procedure was cancelled. Back to the room, we waited for the surgeon to come talk to us — which was about midnight and he explained why the procedure was cancelled. The heart,after visual inspection, was determined not to be any better than the Cindy has. This happens, occasionally, even after all the tests. Back on the list and waiting.
I do want to thank all for your prayers and well wishes, but a special thank you to all donors who give a second chance to so many.
A special thank you to the family of this particular donor, through his/her donation were helped — and I am sorry for your loss.
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