Exeter Mom Kicked Off Heart Transplant List - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Exeter Mom Kicked Off Heart Transplant List

Posted:
VISALIA, Calif. (KMPH) -

UPDATE: Thanks to you generosity Jacqueline Pitchford has raised more than $15,000 for her heart transplant.

If you would like to help her reach her goal of $20,000 click here for her "Go Fund Me" page.

An Exeter mom desperately needs a heart transplant. However, she can't get on the transplant list until she can prove that her family can afford the procedure.

Jacqueline Pitchford is in a Visalia hospital where her heart is being closely monitored. The 33 year-old mom found out in May 2013 that she has heart failure.

"My only hope is the transplant," says Exeter Mom Jacqueline Pitchford.

Pitchford was put on the transplant list earlier this year but she was taken off. Before she can get a new heart Pitchford has to prove that she can pay for the transplant and medications. She says insurance will cover 100% of the transplant costs and 80% of her medications. However, she has to pay for the remaining 20% and some of the medicine costs as much as $1300 a month.

"It doesn't matter how much I beg, if I can't show that financial proof, I don't have a chance," says Pitchford.

She's applying for Medi–Cal but it's a long process. Pitchford also has to show that she can pay for the medications without Medi–Cal. She's received help from friends and strangers.

"It's brings me so much joy that there are so many good people in the world and people are wonderful," says Pitchford.

Pitchford says she wants to live, so she can grow old with her husband and see her three children grow up.

"I can't just give up now," she says, "I can't set that example."

Pitchford has to get on a transplant list right away. Doctors say in order for her to get a new heart it has to be a perfect match.

If you would like to help Pitchford pay for the medications she will need after her transplant click here for a link to the "GoFundMe" page.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.More >>
    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.
    More >>
  • Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
  • Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.