Hi family and friends... as you probably know by now Rachel Perez underwent a double lung and heart transplant on Thursday! Rachel has been waiting for this for over three years and went into surgery excited and strong. There were some complications but the medical team has been amazing and they have been able to get Rachel's heart beating on its own which is awesome! Now they are working on getting her lungs working independent of the ventilator. She is in a lot of pain and they have her mostly sedated although she does have short periods when she is awake... she is responding some to touch etc. They still aren't letting people see her and she has a long road ahead but they are definitely happier with her condition today than before which is great! We appreciate all of the prayers and messages of support! The prayers are working!!! God is good!!! We will keep you all posted as we get more info. It's still day to day so please keep the prayers going. While Rachel can't have visitors for at least the next three weeks to protect her from infection we know that she would love to get cards and messages that we can share with her. You can send cards to: Stanford University Hospital Intensive Care Unit Attn: Rachel Perez 300 Pasteur Drive E29 CT ICU, M/C 5632 Stanford, Calif. 94305 You can also post to Rachel's Facebook page. Love and peace...
Nov 05, 2016
Did a caramel apple fundraiser for Halloween weekend and it turned out great! Thank you everybody who made it out to Safeway for support and some good caramel apples!! And thank you very much Rich, David & Janet for making amazing caramel apples! Everybody loved them!!
May 19, 2016
Had another fundraiser at the San Jose berryessa flea market on sat may 14th. Thank you 3rd Sol, family & friends! The music was great! And everyone had a great time!! Looking to do more of these...
May 08, 2016
Just finished 2016 human race fundraiser in Santa Cruz, thanks! Family & friends for all your support!!! Had a blast, walked the 5.3 miles and raised more funds toward my transplant goal! Look at...
Sep 13, 2015
In Santa Cruz today working on my next fundraising event. Taking a break and walking my puppy Mariah at the park.
Apr 13, 2015
We spent the day at my brother's house in Santa Cruz yesterday making t-shirts for the human race! Had a great time!! Thanks boys for all your help with my fundraising!! Couldn't do it without you...
Apr 03, 2015
A group of Rachel's family and friends are running in the Human Race on May 9th. The 10K fun run/walk is along the beautiful West Cliff in Santa Cruz. We would love to have you join us. Please...