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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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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.

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.

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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

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