Shree Graham is a hardworking, dedicated young woman. On November 19th of 2013, while working, Shree began to have severe chest pains. She left work and went to the hospital, where they began running tests to find the source of her suffering. Shockingly, she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. At the age of twenty, Shree’s young life, future and health catapulted from ordinary to life threatening in a matter of hours. Shree lives with her mother Deshawna and her sister Consuela. At this time, the family is in great need. Ongoing medical expenses along with daily life costs must be met. Shree is now fully disabled and only her mother’s income is sustaining the household.
As a collaborative project, this website page has been set up to connect resources to this family and help them raise immediate and on-going money to cover medical and living expenses. We are calling the campaign HEART 2 HEART. Help us to build this bridge of love!
1. Donate: Make a one-time donation or monthly recurring donation.
2. Jewelry: 1213 Jewelry has created exclusive earrings in honor of Shree. Your purchase will help this family during a critical time of need. (Click an image below)
3. Events: Help with fundraising activities – have an idea?
*Contact us through the contact page or call 228-234-6880
4. Awareness: Help spread the word to others!
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart work harder than normal. The right side of the heart pumps blood through the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. Blood returns to the left side of the heart, where it is pumped to the rest of the body. When the small arteries (blood vessels) of the lung become narrowed, they cannot carry as much blood. When this happens, pressure builds up. This is called pulmonary hypertension. The heart needs to work harder to force the blood through the vessels against this pressure. Over time, this causes the right side of the heart to become larger.
There is no cure for pulmonary hypertension. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and prevent more lung damage. It is important to treat medical disorders that cause pulmonary hypertension, such as obstructive sleep apnea and lung conditions.
A Message from Mom:
On November 19, 2013 my daughter Shree Graham’s life was changed. While at work Shree started having chest pains, so she left work early and went to the hospital. When she got to the hospital they ran tests on her all night and later admitted her. After running these tests, Shree was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. After leaving the hospital Shree now has to sleep with oxygen. We have many doctor visits ahead and medical expenses are piling up. We still have to see a lung doctor to make sure that Shree will not need a lung or heart transplant. We would be grateful for any help that we can get.
Immediate Family Needs
NEXT STEP – Sleep apnea test: A local medical provider has offered to conduct the test at a discounted price of $1500!
Viagra: $2760 (The pharmaceutical company has an assistance program that does not cover this drug usage)
Weekly blood check ups
Lung doctor: (owes $70)
Heart doctor: (owes $150)
Monthly household costs to be covered:
The family’s 2004 Trail Blazer needs a transmission or they will need another vehicle.
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