As I write this to you, our readers, it is difficult and I am not sure how to say it. So I will just get on with it. You all know Nee, our awesome writer of our Healthy Heart Tip of the week, Thankful Heart Thursday and reviews right? We here at theSIMPLEmoms would like to share with you what is going on with Nee.
Family and friends are her life but her positive outlook on life and her willingness to just enjoy the “little” things in life, inspire everyone to do the same. She is so caring and loving we can’t stand it so we have to help.
Nee will undergo a very serious heart surgery on May 23, 2013. If you recall, Nee, shared a little of her story here. Go ahead read it and then come back.
Not only does the battery for her implantable cardioverter defibrillator need to be replaced (which is standard every 7 years), but the lead which attaches the machine to her heart also needs to be replaced. The vessel that contains the current lead is the only suitable one to hold another, so the current one must be removed and the new one inserted; a scary move even for Nee’s “big” heart.
We know that God will take care of our Nee during even this most delicate of surgeries, and help her to heal after the operation, as only He can. And although our prayers bring her peace, and she would never ask for anything except for our love and friendship, we want to ease the burdens that she, Mark and Lexi are carrying in every way possible.
We ask that all of you just take a moment on May 23rd and pray for Nee and her heart. The Surgeons. Her family and friends. We would like all the prayers we can get so that is why we are sharing this with you!
There have also been some sites set up to help Nee and her family. Please remember that the request for donations on these sites are just that – an option – the goal being to help with out-of-pocket medical expenses for the Spica family, which are approximated to be near $30,000. Even if you are unable to give monetarily, please just pray! For local people, there is also a photography fundraiser you can find here and a meal planning you can find here.
We thank you all for your prayers for Née and her family during these next few weeks. We will keep you updated!