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Martin Needs Our Help!

My name is Lizzy Vece. Marty is my 47 year old husband and after a three year wait on the transplant list, this past December, he finally received received his new heart. It was the greatest Christmas present our family could have ever imagined. Since the transplant Marty has struggled with complications but he continues to remain positive and fight every day.

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February 6, 2018

Marty received his new heart on December 18th. He spent five days on a breathing machine in the ICU because at first his new heart didn’t want to beat on its own. After five days, Marty’s heart stared to beat and Marty was woken from sedation. Since the surgery he has experienced some complications that have landed back in the hospital a few times. He has had a rough start to his recovery, but his resolve is strong, he fights to improve each day, and he still has not lost his sense of humor.

December 7, 2017

Marty is currently in the hospital at UCLA. He has a blood clot in his LVAD and is being given aggressive medications to thin his blood in an effort to prevent the clot from enlarging. The major concern at this time is Marty suffering a stroke as a result of the blood clot. His doctors are monitoring him closely and he has been moved up on the transplant list to 1A status. He will remain in the hospital until a donor heart becomes available.

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March 15, 2018

Love you Marty. :*

Diane Durfee

March 14, 2018

This guy is gonna make it... Just sayin'. (I know a survivor when I see one) Marty; You're the awesomest!!! Feel da love, my friend!

Mike Hardin

February 24, 2018

As I wallow in self pity over losing my job, I read this and realize I need to count my blessings more. You guys are close to my heart and I thank God every day that you gave Bella the best gift ever- Ava & Lucia true friends to love and who love her. God bless you guys and you got this Marty!

Jenn King

February 9, 2018

Keep fighting and don’t loose your sense of humor! Rooting for you and the family!

DaVeon Whindleton