Calling For GoFundMe Donations
Our HeartSister Needs Your Help
Camille Frede was diagnosed with PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension) at 4 years old. Doctors gave her 1-3 years to live. Defying their predictions, she graduated from Calvin College and worked for 4 years as a surgical nurse…with dreams of pursuing an NP degree. Until her health took a turn for the worse.
On October 19, 2017, Camille (at age 28) was dual organ listed for a heart/lung transplant. It is now the only procedure that will save her life.
Camille is currently at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, still waiting for the call to receive her new heart and lungs. She is at the top of the list in Region 1 (New England). However, recent complications with her ECMO treatment mean she could be pulled off that list. Doctors have now listed her in California, where the wait is only one month. This is her best chance for transplant.
When she receives the call, she will need to be flown immediately to Stanford Healthcare in San Jose, CA. This will require a specialized plane and specialized crew to transport her while she is fully-attached to the ECMO machine keeping her alive. This is a monumental expense–between $54,000 and $84,000. If she requires more than one nurse, the price increases further.
Please help Camille travel to Stanford University to receive the organs she desperately needs.
Visit Camille’s GoFundMe Page and please make a donation, in any amount.
If you are unable to donate, please share Camille’s GoFundMe Page, and her story, to your friends and networks. Every dollar counts.
We are with you, Camille!