I recently reached out to a fellow brother in the fight world, Mr. Dennis Brown who recently fought at a local event put on by Big Bully Sports Nutrition titled Get in the Cage. See the problem is, his fiance Aisha underwent her first heart transplant surgery, at the young age of 10! Fast forward to now, 10 years later Aisha started to experience fatigue and shortness of breath. She is now in need of a SECOND heart transplant. In June Aisha was transported by Mercy Flight to Buffalo General Hospital then to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Upon arrival at Strong Aisha entered Cardiac Arrest for three minutes before the Docs were able to stabilize her! She later underwent a ground breaking procedure to sustain her while she was waiting for an available heart. What the doctors did was implant two (2) Jarvik 2000 artificial heart pumps to help her failing heart! No doctor has ever done this previous to Aisha!!! And that’s where we are at now, anything helps… lets ban together and help Aisha become part of the 3% to ever receive a second heart transplant!
Now I cant say that Dennis and I are friends, but we both share in a common interest. He needs us, Aisha needs us! So this is my plea to YOU, please donate something, a dollar, 5 dollars, 100 dollars….it all will help! No family should ever have to endure times like these. Please consider that no matter how bad you think you have it, things could always be worse! Any amount will be of great help! This community is great, and we’re all part of the MMA family sharing a passion, drive, trials and experiences no one else does. Let’s pull together and help one of our family!
Below i will post links to Dennis` Facebook, the donation website and Info on a fundraiser they are throwing for Aisha.
Dennis` Facebook: (please only send thoughts and prayers)
Fundraiser is September 1st, 2012 at 6pm, it will be held at Eden 39er`s Social Club. The Address is 1915 Sturgeon Rd. Derby, New York 147047
Music Will Be provided by Dj Falco
Free Pizza and Wings, Chinese Auction, 50/50, there will also be a Beer Pong Tourney with a $20 per team entry fee, Prizes are TBA
To Help out, Sponsor, or donate contact the following:
Lori Brown: (716)949-1446
CATTREZ Enterprises will be sponsoring the event.