Erin Grimm is a 33-year-old woman who is in need of a lifesaving heart and liver transplant. Having several complex congenital heart defects (CHD’s) Erin had several surgeries in her childhood, one of them being the Fontan. Her Fontan surgery re-routed her circulatory system and allowed her body to function with one working ventricle, but her Fontan is failing and that is causing issues for her heart and liver. Erin has never defined herself as medically fragile, though she was physically limited throughout her childhood; instead Erin focused on becoming the kindest, most compassionate, and well-rounded individual that she could be.
There is no one like Erin, she smiles through everything, and uses her sense of humor to cope with every situation that she endures health-wise. Erin has lived in Virginia for most of her life, and she grew up in Springfield. She is currently a junior at Liberty University and is studying in Healthcare Management; which she believes is her calling. She’s been with Andrew for almost 7 years, and together they have a dog named Zeus who is spoiled rotten. Erin loves to read, write (she’s currently working on a book about her transplant), she loves to blog, cook, and when she’s healthy she enjoyed being in nature. It’s been very hard for Erin to keep up with her life, but she knows that will all change after the transplant. Her goals are to finish her degree, return to the workforce, and eventually Andrew and she would like to adopt children. Erin’s parents are phenomenal and have supported her since the moment she was born, so together with her entire family, Andrew, and a bunch of wonderful friends her support system will get her through such a life changing experience.
May 27, 2016
On 2/13/16 and 2/14/16 I received my heart and liver transplant! It took over 24 hours and I had many complications after and spent 2 1/2 months in the ICU and needed to have several surgeries and procedures just to survive!
February 1, 2016
Day 67 still here as a 1A waiting on a heart and liver!
Not much to update, but we are all still praying and waiting!
Please sign my guest book, it truly means the world to me!
I love you all!
May 7, 2016
God bless you and make His face to shine upon you always. Know that Jesus walks with you through the hard times and rejoices with you in the good times. Gentle hugs,
May 7, 2016
when God saves your life, it means you still have a job to do and you're not ready for the long rest. Take it a day at a time and get well, knowing so many people are praying for you.
KATHLEEN HUNSICKER, CAPE MAY NJ
May 7, 2016
Hey Erin....what it do sweetie? First n foremost juss wanted 2 tell U that U have come a long way...a mighty long way, but by the grace of God, the god squad n us UR tru friends n family U have made it. Remember what I would say...UR gonna make it n U have made it....but I kno UR not out of the woods yet, so I continue 2 pray that one day soon U make a remarkable recovery n that U will B healed....U inspire so many...U have even taught me how 2 keep my faith strong when it gets a bit shaky.....I am juss proud of U....Eddie is too...god bless hun, I love U n I miss U.
April 21, 2016
Hello Erin, We are so happy for you that your starting to heal more and more everyday...it's been a slow and steady healing process but things are going in the right direction for you and that's all that matters. You are in our continued thoughts and prayers for complete healing...stay strong.
Love, Angelo,Carolyn,Angelo Jr,Angelina Messina