Mike Paquette's heart transplant donation fund
$25,610 raised
128% of $20k goal
198 contributors
103 Weeks running

Mike Paquette is a two time cancer survivor and is now facing heart transplant.  As a child battling and beating cancer is a huge accomplishment but years later Mike was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.  After many hospitalizations, testing, and costly anti-rejection medications, our family is struggling to keep up with the medical expenses.  This fund raiser is to help with the expenses associated with transplant surgery.

With three young children at home, we are trying to keep their lives a "normal" as possible.  Mike is now on disabiliy from work. Leaving a job he loved was difficult but hopes to one day return to Federal Mogul, where he has dedicated 20+ years as an engineer. We hope to raise enough money to pay the medical expenses and the lifelong medications he will be on.  100% of the donations will go toward Mike's procedure and recovery.

Mike has a long road to recovery ahead of him.  Once we get "the call" that a heart has been matched, he will be admitted to Henry Ford in Detroit where he will undergo the transplant and be hospitalized for up to two months.   When he is released from the hospital, his recovery will begin at home.  Many frequent trips back to the hospital per week to monitor his progress to avoid rejection is just the begining.  Balancing caring for Mike, the kids' needs, and working a full-time job Melissa will need your help and support.  

Our wish is for Mike to be able to work again and pay forward the kindness that our family receives.  Thank you from our family to yours.  God Bless.

Mike, Melissa, Sara, Katie, and Joey


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