It's been two and a half years on the waiting list and Marty continues to wait for a new heart. Although it has been a difficult journey, he remains extremely positive and grateful to be alive. Every day he gets to spend with Lizzy and the girls is a blessing. He continues to be an advocate for organ donation awareness and recently became a Patient Ambassador for St. Jude Medical. During Marty's free time he meets with patients who have recently been diagnosed with Congestive Heat Failure and gives them positive advice about living with an LVAD as a bridge to transplant.
Feb 21, 2017
Marty is currently number 16 on the transplant waiting list. His two and half year anniversary living with the LVAD is quickly approaching. The Vece family continues to fundraise in preparation for "the call." When Marty get the call for his new heart, he will need to be on a medical leave of absence from work for at least one year. For the first six months after the surgery, he will have to stay in Los Angeles to remain close to the hospital for recovery. Your generous donations will help the Vece family pay for housing, food, and much needed medications while they fight their way through the first year of recovery without any income.
Nov 05, 2016
Marty's latest news feature.
Nov 05, 2016
Marty has moved up on the transplant list to number 18. We are quickly approaching the two year anniversary of Marty's LVAD surgery. He continues to remain positive and use his limited energy to...
Sep 21, 2016
On September 17th, Marty was a guest speaker at Nevada Donor Network's Annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony. Marty continues to use his limited energy to raise public awareness about the importance...
Aug 01, 2016
Please join Marty and his beautiful Wife Lizzy for their upcoming fundraiser at Pinot's Palette at Boca Park on Friday, August 12th. Bring your significant other, friends, family, or all three for...
Jul 11, 2016
On July 1st, Marty met with Nevada Congressman Joe Heck to discuss the lack of transplant facilities in Nevada, as well as eleven other states. The meeting went very well as Marty and the...
Feb 10, 2016
FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN OF MONTHLY UNINSURED MEDICAL COSTS:
LVAD Device - $1800 Medications - $606 Local Doctor Visits and Bloodwork co-pays - $180 Medical Supplies for Cleaning my Driveline Site...
Feb 01, 2016
As of January 1st, 2016, Marty's teacher's insurance has adopted a new policy in which the patient is responsible for a 30% co-insurance cost for treatments and medications. The co-pay for Marty's...