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The Adopted Family - Khadees and Katie

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Full disclosure, these people are long time friends of Amy.  We have been helping personally and I nominated them for the AAF.  I was not involved in the selection process.
Their info below may seem a little cryptic but is done to protect the family's privacy.

Khadees and Katie are in their 30's, live in Orlando, and have 3 young children.  Khadees is a long time Disney employee and Katie is a pediatric nurse.

On June 26th this year, Khadees went to the ER with severe radiating chest pains.  He was diagnosed with cardiomegaly and pleural effusions.  His ejection fraction was 15-20%, which indicated his heart was failing, possibly from a genetic defect.  In early July he had a procedure that implanted a defibrillator and he was placed on the transplant list.  Khadees received a heart transplant on November 17th, five days ago, and is in recovery.

Khadees hasn't been able to work since June and will have another year of recovery from the transplant.  Their extended family has been flying in since July to help with the children and have expended most of their available time off and resources.

This young family lives their life right, are friendly to everyone around them, and were dealt with crushing medical circumstances through no fault of their own.

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Out of respect for their privacy I will ask is it okay to post this to my Social Media?

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Out of respect for their privacy I will ask is it okay to post this to my Social Media?

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It should be fine.  I pulled that photo from FB.

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Hey Folks please check out our Adopt a Family, they really need our help. If you can't find anymore coffee money to buy raffle tickets with, at least send them an extra prayer.

BTW we have a BOGO on raffle tickets right now :-*
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Update:

Kadees came home from a successful transplant Thursday.  Although he could have to go back at any moment, his numbers were good enough for him to break out.

Now starts a lifetime of anti rejection meds and at least a year of recovery just to get back to a somewhat "normal" life.  The reality is the he is 37, with 3 small kids, and a life expectancy of around 20 years.

We need to do everything we can to help this family.

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May God Bless them and carry them through this. Prayers.
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