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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.

Updates (25)

May 9, 2018

Marty will be 5 months post-transplant on the 18th of May. He is increasing his walking up to a mile every time he walks. He continues to struggle heavily with the side effects of his medications. Over the past few weeks he has had daily migraine headaches and for the past two months he has struggled with insomnia. The doctors are making adjustments to get a handle on the headaches, but for now, he will have to deal with the insomnia on his own. The steroids along with the anti-rejection medications are likely the cause for the insomnia and the doctors do not want to prescribe any sleeping aid medications in fear of the chance of addiction.

April 12, 2018

Marty is quickly coming up on his four month post-transplant anniversary and he is doing much better. He has been walking daily and has gotten up to 1.3 miles. He is still struggling with some of the side effect of his anti-rejection medications, mostly headaches, nausea, and insomnia, but he states, “It’s a small price to pay for a second chance at life.” He continues to be out of work during his recovery period so your continuous generous donations are making a major impact the the Vece family’s lives. Your donations are helping them through this difficult period.

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May 19, 2018

Marty & Lizzy,

I\'m just a spectator in your journey and I wanted you to know that I am blessed each time I read any of your updates. God is doing a work in and through you and today, your 5 month anniversary Post-Transplant, WOW what a Celebration!! Congratulations!! P.S. I love that smile Marty..keep it up :)


March 28, 2018

We love you, Marty! Keep fighting the good fight!

C-Springs, you know!

Cortney Wilmering

March 15, 2018

Love you Marty. :*

Diane Durfee