A portion from every top wash sold went directly to Tim’s ongoing recovery efforts. Tim is now at home and doing well, but the fundraising effort continues in order to help the family cover the cost of ongoing medical bills, particularly expensive anti-rejection drugs.
An update on Tim’s story
Tim Smith, a father, husband, and former Sebago firefighter, was given the devastating news that he needed a new heart last fall. On April 16, 2019, Tim received the gift of life - a new heart!
Tim is at home beginning the long road to recovery. He is making progress everyday but has also experienced some setbacks. At this point, Tim is still unable to work and is extremely tired all the time. “We are hopeful that he can begin rehab soon to help strengthen his muscles and regain his stamina,” said, Cyndi German, a close family friend and Tim’s fundraising organizer.
Tim’s wife, Shauna Smith is trying to find a way to keep the family’s head above water financially as they have over $20,000 in past due medical bills from Maine Medical Center. This does not include the hospital bill for the heart transplant. In addition, they need to pay out of pocket for Tim’s meds, which will be for life.
As always, the family is in good spirits and just very thankful that Tim is still here and that he is currently showing no signs of rejection. “On behalf of our family we are so grateful for the love and support that we have received from not only our friends and community, but from absolute strangers; we would not have made it through this journey without it and we are truly thankful,” said Shauna. “Tim’s transplant team has said that the first year is the most difficult, so we continue to remain cautiously optimistic about the future in regard to his health and our financial wellbeing. We are so fortunate to have Tim still here with us and for that reason alone we are blessed.”
To back up Auto Shine Windham’s contribution, Chase Custom Homes and Finance will donate another $500 to the first business who offers to match that amount of $500. If your business wishes to donate, please let Marketing Director, Molly Shaw know by calling 207-892-2700 ext. or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to donate:
Cyndi German, fundraising contact: email@example.com