Carl Simpson needs a lifesaving heart transplant, and desperately needs the help of his community to make it happen. Carl was diagnosed with a severe case of Cardiomyopathy; a condition where the heart muscle is abnormal, making it harder to pump and deliver blood to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure, and without a new heart, Carl’s condition will continue to progress and he will quickly run out of time.
Carl has been married to his loving wife Brenda for almost 30 years. They live in Huntsville, Alabama, and have two daughters Elizabeth and E’Lecia. Carl graduated from Alabama A&M University with a degree in Computer Science. He has worked very hard his whole life to support his family, and feels blessed to have provided a stable home for his wife and kids, while working in a career that he absolutely loves. In his free time, Carl loves to spend time with his family and friends, go fishing, hunting and even travel. However, Carl’s life is on hold until he receives his lifesaving transplant. More than ever, he looks forward to the day he can resume the life he once knew and live long enough to see his daughters grow into adulthood, and someday have children of their own.
April 15, 2016
CARL FINALLY CAME HOME! As many of you know, Carl is finally back home with his loving and supportive family, after a lengthy, but productive stay at the post-transplant lodging center. He remained close to Vanderbilt Hospital for many months after his heart transplant, but the time has finally come where he is able to remain home, as long as his health remains stable. Each day brings many challenges to Carl, as his body continues to accept his new heart, and Carl adjusts to the handful of post-transplant medications that are required to halt any chances of rejection! Carl’s next appointment to check for rejection is coming up on May 12th. His wife Brenda is still unable to go back to work, as she continues to care for Carl on a full-time basis. It will take several more months for Carl to recover from his surgery, and he still requires a full-time caregiver. While Carl continues to recover, his medical bills and out-of-pocket medical expenses are mounting and continue to add up to more than he is able to handle alone. Carl is asking for your kind and considerate contribution to help defray these costs. As he continues to make progress each and every day, he still needs your financial support to get through this very difficult time both medically and financially. Thank you ahead of time for your generous and kind contribution for a wonderful and grateful person!
February 19, 2016
UPDATE ON CARL’S HEALTH: It’s been close to 2 months now since Carl’s heart transplant surgery and he continues to remain strong and make great progress in his recovery. Unfortunately, adjusting to the handfuls of daily post-transplant medications has proved very very difficult for Carl, as his body continues to adjust to the many side effects. Dizziness, weakness and nausea have been very difficult for Carl, but he is working with his transplant team to overcome these symptoms, and to better balance his required medications. During Carl’s cardiac rehabilitation appointments, he is making great strides and progress with his activity level — Carl has even begun to walk more and his medical team is very impressed with his stamina! Carl remains very compliant and true to his recovery. He follows his physicians’ orders and hasn’t skipped one pill, or one follow-up appointment, and rehab. session. Still living at the transplant housing, Carl is committed to a full recovery and looks forward to the day he can soon move back home. On March 7th, he is scheduled for a cardiac catheterization; a medical procedure to test for organ rejection. This will determine whether or not Carl’s heart is functioning properly, as well as his future. Please continue to keep Carl in your thoughts and prayers, and know that your donation is invaluable to Carl’s recovery, his future, and his transplant journey. Thank you for your generous and thoughtful donation during this critical time period for Carl. Gratefully, Brenda and the whole Simpson Family
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January 31, 2016
Get well soon my brother!!! Cassandra, and I are keeping you and your family uplifted in our Prayers. I'll be contacting you soon.
January 27, 2016
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Bobby Clayton Jr
January 25, 2016
Hello everyone we are still here living in Nashville. Carl is going to several appointments and Rehabilitation please continue to lift him up in prayer while he is on the road to recovery he has a long journey in head of him however nothing is to hard for God with him carrying us we have already gotten the victory and we thank and praise God for his complete and total healing. We again would like to say we love you all and we thank you for your support God bless you all
January 8, 2016
Hi Carl,this is your sister from Augusta, Ga. Thank God for your new heart.Remember when man says no God says yes,that's another opportunity for God to work a miracle. Keep praying and keep trusting God. Love You