*Updated Profile Dec 10, 2020…you will still be able to read posts that were made of our earlier journey.
Dear Friends, Family and Community,
My loving husband Cliff (Cliffy) Colbert is in his 50’s and has been suffering from Cardiomyopathy for many years, he also have CHF. His medical team at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania had shared with us that a life-saving heart transplant was necessary. However, he would have to have open surgery to have an LVAD (Left Ventricle Assist Device) implanted.
Oct 9, 2015, he underwent the surgery and is classified as a bridge to the transplant due to the LVAD. We are so thankful for our medical team and for all of you who have been praying for us.
Little story about us:
Cliffy grew up in Eagleville, PA, graduated from Methacton High School and later graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Landscape Contracting.
Cliff and I met at at the age of ten, but never dated until later in life, after reconnecting via FB. We dated for 3 years and married in June 2015.
Back to his Heart Health Journey:
September 2015, Cliff began to show signs of heart failure. We were presented with a poor survival rate…max six months; unless he had a heart transplant.
To help keep him stable; he would need a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted. We were optimistic and thought within a year we would get on the transplant list. We continued to pray that he will receive his gift of a Heart and be able to return to normal activities. Plus we still have hope to be able to finally take that December 2015 honeymoon in Aruba that we had planned.
Although he received his LVAD in Oct 2015, the story goes on and has been a roller coaster ride with multiple set-backs…Stokes, GI Bleeds, RSV, Depression, defibrillator firing and shocking him 12 times, needing Weight Loss Surgery to drop the weight he had put on due to low activity, and as of Dec 2020 hospitalized with Bacterial Pneumonia.
2015 – 2017, During this time, he had multiple set-backs, which included multiple hospital stays.
Feb 2018 Cliff underwent Gastric Sleeve Bypass surgery, to help him loose the weight and to begin the process for transplant approval. He was successful. Cliff found out he was approved while I was at work. He called and invited me to lunch and was able to share the BIG NEWS! God is good.
Jan 2019 we were placed on the Transplant List at a status 4, it will be a long wait. Bur we rejoiced!
2020 Covid-19 Worldwide Pandemics…Hits the US hard in the spring, making Cliff’s case extra scary
Oct 2020 Cliff suffered his 4th stroke and was hospitalized. To allow his body to heal for the transplant; the medical team suggested that his status move to a 7, which is a holding pattern, until further notice.
Oct – Nov 2020 had homecare, OT, PT and Speech Therapy. However, he continued to feel run down.
Dec 2020 Cliff apparently aspirated after choking and is now fighting Bacterial Pneumonia. His status is critical, he was placed on life-support for his lungs (Ventilator & ECMO) and in a medically induced coma. * 12/4 – 12/9.
As you can imagine, hospital stays, a transplant is extremely expensive. Even with insurance there are many expenses that must be paid out of pocket.
Some of these are hidden co-pays, deductibles, lab fees, travel to and from the transplant center, hospital, medical appointments, parking fees, ambulance rides,
Life Flights bills are $25 K – $70K and we have had 3. Not to mention other living expenses. Two were not covered by insurance. We have bills to pay.
Post transplant, Cliffy will also need to be on a life-time of anti-rejection medications, which are very expensive.
Back in 2015 this fundraising campaign was set-up in Cliff’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years.
All donations are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Heart Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider an end of year tax deductible contribution. Just click on the Donate Now button on this page to make a donation.
On behalf of TEAM COLBERT and our families, thank you for your kindness, generosity, support and prayers. Keep an eye on Cliff’s campaign page as we plan to organize fundraising events and hope to continue to post updates.
Lovingly, Kimberly Colbert (Cliff’s wife)
January 8, 2021
Today was my beloved husband’s Celebration of Life Service! We had a beautiful tribute to him. I am so thankful for the outpouring of love and encouragement from all of you.
Thank you to those who were able to be in person and for those who watched it virtual. How cool was that!
I also want to thank you for your financial contributions, the stories, the laughs and the tears that were shared.
He will be forever in our hearts. Heaven is Sweeter with you there!
December 21, 2020
21 December 2020
It has been a very difficult journey since 3 December 2020; our LVAD Warrior has fought extremely hard. His heart was extremely tired and unable to fight off the bacterial pneumonia.
He wasn’t responding and clinically they couldn’t figure out what type of infection was now causing him to do a downward spiral.
I made a request to do a FaceTime with my SIL, BIL and nephew. In hope that having us all on the call he might rally once again. Sadly he began to decline as we were on the call. We had to end our call.
Through the night his status was considered “Grim” on 16 December 2020, where his O2 levels and BP were dangerously low.
I kept receiving updates, but not given clearance to be by his bedside until just about midnight. However, we had an ice storm and it was dangerous for me to go to him. I called a friend early morning to see if he could drive me down before 10 AM. I was so thankful that he was able to and we headed down.
I came to grips through the night, had minimal sleep. The team called early morning with an update. I knew what I had to do, once I was there. My husband had a DNR and there was no chance his status was going to turn around.
My SIL and I spoke that morning, we cried and we prayed that I could get there to hold his hand. We knew it was the hardest thing for us to do.
Knowing Cliff he wouldn’t want to be a burden, not have quality of life, etc.
I arrived and the team rounded; giving me time with him. I was so thankful for making it to his bedside.
We surrounded him and a Chaplain prayed right before we turned off the life support and the LVAD. I sat and held his hand, talked to him until he was gone.
(17 July 1969 -17 Dec 2020) RIP my Love you have gained your wings! Heaven is sweeter with you there.
I will love you forever and I am so thankful you were my husband for 5 years. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend this journey with anyone else.
We ARE TEAM C❤️LBERT & Always will be.
I took the last picture of us holding hands, but this time had someone else take it because I didn’t want to let go.
My SIL, Heather titled it “Until Death Do Us Part”
December 16, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Today was a scary day and Cliff had yet another set-back. I had called to do a quick check-in before I had an afternoon meeting. Thankful to be able to talk with the nurse and she said Cliff has a103 temperature, his white count is elevated, but thankful he continues to receive negative C-19 results.
However, his potassium was low and after being administered high dosages of diuretics’; his heart went into VTac and caused his defibrillator to fire which shocked his heart. Infectious decease team were due to come in the room sometime this afternoon, to evaluate his case closer.
I had received a call by one of doctors and they said Cliff was extremely sick and that they thought he might have sepsis. I about freaked out, how can a cough turn into this. I also have additional fear knowing how dangerous sepsis can be and how organs can begin to fail and potentially be deadly in most cases. He is already fighting so hard and extremely weak, how will his body rally from sepsis? Please pray for his body to regain his strength and if he is positive for this, may they find the best protocol to treat him.
I am struggling with:
Cliff still not being alert enough to be removed off the ventilator, so he is unable to communicate with them. He is in an extremely fragile state and no one knows his case better than he & I. If he were alert and able to speak; he would have been able to tell them to administer more potassium with the additional diuretics. It is very hard to connect with the team, and most times I do; it is an urgent need and I have to agree upon their suggested measures.
Having a loved one/caregiver not with him, is incredibly difficult. I also learned that his eye glasses are now missing. They are going to do a deep search in his belongings and check lost and found. He has been in multiple rooms including the ED, so they could be any place. I also called our eye doctor to see how quickly they could turnaround a new pair for him. I believe he may rally more if he is able to see better. I feel bad, I didn’t think about asking about his glasses until yesterday, because he had so many tubes and other medical devices, I figured they just didn’t have them on him. Please pray that they locate his glasses or I can get a replacement pair for him quickly.
Although this was a difficult day, I still feel God in this and hopeful for the best outcome.
December 13, 2020
13 December 2020
Word of Thanks!
Thankful for your prayers, encouragement and love.
I saw that 6 people have made generous contributions toward our campaign, since Dec 4,2020. I won’t call you out by name here. But wanted to let you know I saw you made a loving donation to help with our medical expenses.
Thank you from Team Clifford Colbert!
December 12, 2020
Friday 11 Dec & Saturday 12 Dec 2020
I had called to speak with Cliff’s nurse before bed last night, as I have been doing each night since his hospital stay. He is still lethargic, breathing was ok, but needed to be put on a Bipap to assist with his lung support and he is also on a high concentrated oxygen (O2).
Confusion has set in and he thinks he is home. But very thankful he does recognize my face and voice via FaceTime (FT). However, he is hard to understand. He said my name and was able to say he loved me, he also responded a few times by nodding his head yes.
In addition to the FT visit on Friday, I was able to also gain an update from the rounding team late afternoon. Thankful to speak to one of the doctors, the nurses have been giving me most of the updates. His doctor indicated that they had some concerns about him not being more alert and extremely lethargic and his PH Levels and Sodium Levels were elevated.
I asked if they could have the Neuro team check in and run a CT Scan to make sure he didn’t have another stroke episode. They will be putting orders in for that. Although he is negative; I stressed my concerns about COVID and they said his blood cultures are coming back good. I then made a request for them to order a urinalysis to rule out a urinary tract infection (UTI). I asked for that because of my Hospice experience with the elderly and when a patient would have an onset of agitation, confusion, have fatigue; most often they had a UTI. *Something to look out for in your loved ones too.
Fast forward to 2:30 AM Sat morning, the team called and said he was in stress again they thought he had aspirated and his O2 levels dropped to the 60’s, they needed to place him on a ventilator again, still struggling at approximately 3:15 AM the phone rings again and now they see in the x-ray he had a lung collapse, they ordered a Bronchoscopy (I have been calling it a lung oscopy) to take cultures and to help remove some of the infection from the lungs. They are sending that to be cultured to see if they need to make medication modifications.
They called again after 5 AM and said they feel his has stabilized. The rounding team contacted me with an update at1:30 PM…Thankful to learn that Cliff has made great improvement and his O2 is now in the high 90’s. He is sedated to help him recover and they should get the results from this mornings cultures by Monday or Tuesday. They will not remove him off the ventilator as quickly as last time and will contact me should they need to take other measures.
Please keep praying for Cliff as this hospital stay will be a long haul for him and he will not be home for Christmas. Please pray for comfort for me as I am still not permitted to be with him and my mind doesn’t shut off at night.
Isaiah 40:29 The Lord gives strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him my father’s God and I will exalt him.
December 10, 2020
10 December, 2020
It is very difficult not being able to be with your very sick loved one. I have to depend on the medical team to let him know I am sending him love. I am very thankful for FaceTime, as the nurses have used this tool to allow me to talk with Cliff and see him.
He is fighting very hard and is extremely tired. The medical team has been amazing and difficult to reach at times.
I sit and wonder and pray for him constantly. It began to hit me hard yesterday as it was just about a week since I have been able to hug him, hold his hand, hear his voice, etc.
I was surprised and so very thankful that Cliff had fully been weaned off the ventilator late yesterday afternoon.
I asked to FaceTime him, because they asked if his speech was slurred. I said it wasn’t and let me do my own assessment. I was able to hear his very tired voice say I asked him his name, who I was and say that I loved him, he said it back to me too. It was a blessing to see his face without a bunch of tubes. I didn’t keep him long but that was a wonderful feeling, even if only for a few minutes.
I called before bed and they said he had been put on a new floor…downgraded wing. Which is also fantastic news and great progress.
So, now I continue to wait for updates.
Pray that he continues to improve and that he stays COVID free.
December 8, 2020
Dec 3 – Dec 7, 2020
It has been a difficult journey since Cliff was admitted to the hospital for bacterial pneumonia. He was declining quickly from Thursday night into Friday. The specialty team called to give me status updates, multiple times the morning of Dec 4th. It was not looking good, they took 3 measures to help stabilize him.
The biggest challenge were the lungs; his oxygen levels were not improving on a Bi-Pap, later they put in a Ventilator and finally they needed to take drastic measures and put him on life support machine. They were monitoring his progress, but he needed additional support as the day went on.
The heart was being supported by the LVAD, but he also need additional support to help with breathing and was not progressing without the added support.
Side note…Cliff’s right side of the heart is weakening and has been closely monitored. They do R-Heart Caths and Echocardiograms, and there is talk of possibly needing an additional drug called Milrinone to help with the right side function. Cliff’s Ejection Fraction (EF) is at a 10% function. A healthy heart has an EF of 55% to 70%.
*Check out on this website to understand Heart Failure: my.clevelandclinic.org
After being on two therapies, he began to respond positively and they decided to remove the ECMO on Dec 7th, 2020
*Check out this website for explanation of this device: www.thoracic.org
This evening I was so thankful to be able to Facetime with the help of his nurses. Cliff responded well to my requests to open his eyes and blink. He attempted to talk too. But with having the ventilator in, he will not be able to do so. I told Cliff you were all praying for him and sent him your well wishes and love.
They are possibly going to remove him from the Ventilator later this week. Once the Vent is removed he will be put in a down graded room. He does have a mild fever and they are keeping a close eye it, taking blood cultures and will administer additional medication if needed.
Your prayers are working, please keep praying. We are grateful for the love and support you all have shown us during this journey. Special thanks to the medical team and PTL for God’s Mercies.
July 14, 2016
Today July 13,2016 Cliff had another stroke incident which had impaired his vision and his speech. He woke up and said his vision was really weird (double/triple vision), I noticed his speech was slurred too. I immediately called the VAD team and we were instructed to head to the nearest ED. After many hours there he was transported to Philadelphia. They have run many tests and we wait. He has a patch over his one eye and that seems to help him focus.
July 6, 2016
Recently Cliff and I took a lovely trip to Maine. After a beautiful and long day of sightseeing thru that evening while sleeping, his Defibrillator fired. We called his medical emergency team and they treated him with extra potassium, told to drink OJ and rest.
He felt well enough to continue on with our trip. After getting to our next stop, his breathing became labored and I became more concerned, but he kept pushing himself and said he just needed to take his diuretics. He finally agreed to have me call the medical team when he said his vision was impaired and he had a headache. Well we headed to the nearest ED; The medical staff there were not familiar with the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), so they arraigned for him to be transported to Philadelphia by LifeFlight from Bangor, Maine. *See picture that was taken by his Flight Nurse. They were fantastic!
While still in Maine, he had a CT scan which was compared to the ones that were taken in Philadelphia. They confirmed he had suffered a stroke on the left side back of the brain.
Once back in Philadelphia at HUP and after being in CCU for a couple days; thankfully his vision has improved. We will follow-up with a Neuro-Ophthalmologist.
They also found an infection near his driveline. This is the area where the tube goes in his belly and is connected to the heart pump device, called HeartWare (Also called an LVAD). They are treating this issue as well and will put a piccline in to administer a steady flow of antibiotics. We will follow-up with infectious disease specialists when we meet with the VAD team for our monthly clinic.
Although this is a difficult time for us we are thankful that we are back at HUP for his treatment.
So with all this being said, please continue to lift him/us up in prayer.
Lovingly, Team Colbert!
May 31, 2016
Just wanted to stop by and give you all an update; I know it has been a while.
Cliff graduated from Cardiac Rehabilitation. Very proud of him!
We are still waiting for his disabity; after being promised his payments would start in March, and we are approaching June.
We are thankful for the many people who have been so supportive. Recently we, had to move out of our apartment, due to finances. But we are thankful we were able to pay our bills, but our saving is nearly cleaned out. We moved in with my parents. So thankful for the many friends and family who came out to help us get this done.
Cliff unfortunately wasn’t feeling well enough to do much. He has been feeling a little off. The VAD team at HUP requested that we get to the ED on Sunday.
He was admitted, due to them finding he had a high white cell count, which increased on Monday when it was checked again. His count is 25.
They also found that he has pneumonia, but they are also running other tests to make sure there isn’t any other issues.
Cliff will be in the hospital for a couple of days to a week. He was also put on Oxygen to help him breath better. So we wait to see what the test results say.
Please keep him in prayer. Thank you!
February 20, 2016
NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET!
Yesterday (Friday) Cliff and I headed down to HUP for his follow up with the VAD/Stem Cell Study Team. He had what they call a VAD turndown, which is SOP.
He did well with the tests, which consists of a stress test, bloodwork, and an Ecocardiogram. They were happy with his results. We left without any events.
Although, before bed Cliff’s Defibrillator kicked off and we had to call the VAD Team to ask what we should do. They noticed in his bloodwork that his potassium was low and he was dehydrated.
Potassium helps the muscles, the heart is a muscle. His body recognized an issue, his Defibrillator responded just how it is suppose to. WE ARE THANKFUL!
We were told to administer more potassium, drink OJ. The rest if the evening was uneventful.
The VAD Team followed up this morning and were happy there was no more issues. We will meet with them again on Wed. Which is his regular schedule appointment.
Wow, that was scary. God is good and we are thankful. Please continue to pray. Thank you from Team Colbert
January 29, 2016
Today we celebrated my birthday, we went to Lancaster, PA and to Shady Maple (On your Birthday your meal is free). Lancaster was so beautiful with snow coverd hills and farms. I love spending time with my love and taking a drive on country roads, especially ones filled with Amish buggies. Best day we have had in a long while. Thank you Cliff Colbert, I love you!
January 21, 2016
Cliff received clearance and has started his cardiac rehabilitation. Yesterday 1/20/16 was his first day. He is so good at figuring out innovative ways of how to keep his device with him, while being hands free. Thankful for our friend Tom, who gave Cliff a shooter’s vest. Cliff is able to place the controller and his batteries in the pockets at the small of his back. He was wearing the vest, while he did a 6 minute walk on the treadmill. Baby steps for now, but it was his 1st day. They have to monitor him and do an intake session, etc. Cliff will do rehabilitation weekly for now.
In Dec we were thinking of having him use the gym where we live, but we both felt it wasn’t a good option now. Only because he would be there alone. I asked him to promise me he would only go when the office was open, and check in with them so they can check on him within 20 minutes. That opportunity never came. I am glad because he had been in Afib and over doing it would have been an issue. God is good!
January 4, 2016
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a blessed Christmas/holiday season. We were cleared to take a road trip to visit Cliff’s side of the family for Christmas. We had a fantastic time visiting them and it was great to see them all. This was the first time we had seen them since our Jun wedding.
New Years Eve our friend’s blessed us with a night out to a B&B. What a beautiful place and much needed R&R. New Years Day, was spent with my side of the family.
Cliff’s last appointment for 2015 was 12/30, they found his heart was in Afib. This means a Cardiovertion is needed. We have one scheduled for this coming Wednesday (Time TBD). This seems to be a regular occurrence for Cliff, we are thankful the medical team doesn’t mess around and they jump on things like this quickly. No hospital stay is needed, he will be treated as an outpatient.
I was offered to stay at my seasonal PT retail job and I also started a 2nd PT job as an administrative assistant to a Pastor. I now work 30 hours a week. So thankful for the blessing of working again.
Keep us in prayer and we will update once we hear more after Wed.
Thank you for your continued support.
December 29, 2015
We are thankful for you generous donations and for your support. We have been blessed by so many reaching out to us in the time of need.
I am one to always look on the bright side of things and I know my posts come across as everything is fine and many think due to Cliff’s improving health that the struggle and the road ahead is clear, but this is going to be a long road ahead. The LVAD was implanted as a bridge to his much needed heart transplant. We are working on his weight loss to qualify for the transplant listing.
Here is a little about me, I have been working temp positions up until Sept 30th (Just about the time we learned of Cliff needing the LVAD). God is good and has given me this time to spend with my husband as he needed 24/7 care. We had weekly appointments in Philadelphia at $30 co-pays, parking was between $10 – $15 each week. Often times we had to get a new script filled, due to a change in his medications. We were blessed to have a supportive boss, who covered Cliff’s insurance until the end of 2015. Thank you Petroll Landscaping!
As for me, I have continued my studies at Immaculata University and I also continued to post my resume in many industries, go on interviews, etc.
I am thankful for the time I was working with temp agencies, etc. This month, I started working as seasonal help at a local department store, to bring in a little money to help with our finances.
Sadly, Cliff was told earlier this month; that his employer of thirteen years was unable to keep him, due to him not being able to do the hard labor that was expected of him there and not having enough office work to keep him busy. If they had consulting landscape design work; he would have been able to stay on with them. Unfortunately the business is mostly landscape maintenance. So Cliff is now put in a situation to search for employment as well.
I am telling you all this so you could help us pray and maybe you can pass the word of this fundraising website to others too. Your employer may match your contribution, so please check if that is an option.
My prayer is that I find a position that will cover health benefits for both of us. I know Cliff will eventually be getting assistance, but I still have the cost for my health coverage.
Thankfully, we found a coverage for the two of us and our monthly cost will be $996.46 a month; not including our co-pays among other living expenses.
Trust me we are not living beyond our means. We are being very thrifty with the money that we have. The funds that are coming in to this site are being put away for our future needs.
Wishing you a blessed 2016 and praying for a donor for not only my husband but many others that are in need.
Kim = )
December 9, 2015
Cliff had his appointment with the VAD study group at HUP in the Perelman Center in Philadelphia today. It was a long day for us both.
During our visit, he was given a 6 minute stress test, after he had his VAD control device turned down. Which means, they lowered his controller RPMs from 2740 to 2000. He responded well.
He did an awesome job with his walking too, the team was impressed with the outcome of the study so far and complimented him on being the first person in the study to do such a great job.
The Dr. was thrilled with his weight loss, and other levels he had shown in his blood work, etc.
He was also given clearance to take a full shower, which is very exciting. We have been doing a sponge bath for him since Sept. But to be able to shower, he must use a shower bag for his controller and batteries.
This bag is something like a purse, with a waterproof covering; which has an internal bag that the VAD items go into to allow him to safely take a shower. We will also have to wrap his driveline area in saran wrap to prevent his dressing from getting wet.
After he showers we must change his dressing, just in case it gets wet and to also prevent infection. We did this dressing routine once a week since Sept and before the shower stage. Looks like we will be doing this more often, so Cliffy can shower daily like he likes to do.
Changing his dressing entails a very sterile environment. We have to wear facemasks, I have to disinfect the area to prep for a sterile field. Open up 7 gauze pads, 2 tracheostomy pads. I am to place each of these items on the sterile field in piles that consist of 2 soap, 2 rinse, 2 dry. The tracheostomy pads and the last unused gauze pad go on top of the entrance of the driveline in his stomach area.
After these items are open, I now have to remove the old dressing, remove my purple gloves, rewash my hands and apply sterile surgical gloves. Wow that is a lot of work, but we got this! Funny, how hard it was to get those sterile gloves on in early Oct, now I can do it with ease, practice makes perfect.
Thank you for your contributions and prayers. We will do out best to keep you updated on this website, we will be transitioning off the CaringBridge site soon.
December 2, 2015
WOW! Thank you for your donations and for being a blessing to us. We wish we could view who has contributed, so we could thank you personally.
We are doing well and God has blessed us with so many loving and encouraging friends and family.
We had Cliff’s follow-up with his surgeon and he was pleased with his progress. Cliff has been cleared to drive as of 11/30/15. He took the wheel and drove us home safely. God is good.
Please continue to pray for Cliff’s health and for my job search.
Photo Galleries (9)
January 5, 2021
God Bless You Cliff may you rest in Peace! You are a Beautiful Soul!
December 24, 2020
May Cliff’s memory be always for a blessing.
December 22, 2020
We join with your loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to Kim and all family and friends. We wish you peace, comfort, and love during this difficult time.
The Staff of Help Hope Live
December 17, 2020
Cliff - you fought a 22 year battle with grace, determination and a spirit that I was amazed at many times. I don't know if I could have done what you managed to do these last few years. We know your dedication to sharing your illness and LVad pump needs with the Philadelphia region will help other families in need in the future. May you rest in peace. We will watch out for Kim, as I know you will be doing as well. We will miss you! - Heather, Joel and John
December 16, 2020
Prayers for you and Clifford.
December 16, 2020
Cliff, my dear friend from PSU, I know you have it in you to rally and beat this! I will keep you and your lovely Kim as well as your medical team in my prayers. Just rest easy, be at peace with everything going on, and know that you are in the loving arms and care of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
December 16, 2020
Praying for you Cliff!
December 15, 2020
We love you. And we will keep praying -Chehade family
December 10, 2020
Love you both!
December 8, 2020
Prayers and hugs!
December 4, 2019
You're getting closer to transplant ready...keep up the diligent work! It's paying off.
December 31, 2015
Hi Cliff and Kim, Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Wishing you both a happy, and HEALTHY New Year!!!!! It was a pleasure meeting you both in the hospital when Jeremy was waiting for a heart. You both understood what we were going through because you were in a similar situation. We wish for Cliff a short wait for a donor heart as soon as he is able. Stay in touch and God Bless, The Beidlers
December 23, 2015
Hi Kim and Cliff, Thinking of you both. Hope you are able to enjoy being around family over the Holidays. Regards,
Liz and Mark Bernstein
December 15, 2015
an Immaculata friend.....God bless.
December 2, 2015
Dec 01, 2015 WOW! Thank you for your donations and for being a blessing to us. We wish we could view who has contributed, so we could thank you personally. We are doing well and God has blessed us with so many loving and encouraging friends and family. We had Cliff's follow-up with his surgeon and he was pleased with his progress. Cliff has been cleared to drive as of 11/30/15. He took the wheel and drove us home safely. God is good. Please continue to pray for Cliff's health and for my job search. Hugs,
November 25, 2015
Thinking of you Kim and Cliff!
Kim Sobeck Cassar
October 24, 2015
I made the 1st donation to help start this campaign. Thank you HELPHOPELIVE, for helping us help others do fundraisers for my husband's medical expenses.
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