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Brandon Hess is a 26 year old young man who had an LVAD implanted two months ago. 2017 hasn't been the year Brandon expected or ever thought this would happen to him. Heart failure changed everything in his world.
I saw Brandon Hess's post and it hit a soft spot in my heart to want to help this young man. Everyone now and then everyone needs a little help. If you could find it in your heart to help whatever you can it will be appreciated. Please take the time to read Brandon's story.
I am originally from New Mexico. I was born in Roswell, and no I have not seen any aliens haha. I was in and out of group homes as a teenager, After completion of my GED when I was 16 and started College, It was odd at times because I was the youngest student that had been accepted. After a few years I vacationed in Virginia. I loved the area so I moved to Virginia. I loved the mountains, all the beautiful lakes and streams and rivers. I would like and always loved swimming.
In 2017 everything changed, I was taken to the ER and they found out I had complete heart block, then after more tests I had found out I had had heart failure with an ejection fraction of 25. I was referred to a hospital about 2 hours away. It was maybe a month before they had to admit me because I couldn't eat, or drink anymore and had just been throwing everything up. Then after they ran tests they said I had end stage heart failure and had and am ejection fraction of 7%. They said either I have an LVAD surgery or I would only have 6 months to live. After the surgery I had good times and bad times. I had a GI hemorrhage and they had to do emergency surgery, then I had a lower GI bleed.
It has been a rough road but I know that there are people that are going through worse. I have to go to appointments a few times a week and I have to take enough pills that it is practically a meal in the morning and evening. It has been interesting to say the least. Never knew how much appointments and gas and everything adds up when you are not Able to work.
If you can find it in your heart to help Brandon, donate to his GO FUND ME page.
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Let's brighten Brandon's holiday season, living with an LVAD is hard. I remember when my daughter Lauren had her's. It's physically and emotionally hard to adjust to this lifestyle. Join me to help Brandon.
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