Sean was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy after a virus attacked his heart. He woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe, and doctors ultimately decided the best treatment was to implant a defibrillator. However, while he was on the operating table, the surgeon decided that at just 28 years old Sean was too young for the procedure and attempted to treat his illness with medications instead.
Two years later, Sean collapsed at work, and finally had the
defibrillator implanted to assist his heart functions. In 2010, his
defibrillator was put to the test when it shocked him to save his life.
Doctors have told Sean a heart transplant is now critical to his
Before he can be added to the transplant waiting list, Sean must raise
$150,000 to prove he can pay the out-of-pocket expenses for the
Sean, a former semi-professional football player, looks forward to the
lifesaving transplant that will allow him to once again live a healthy,
active lifestyle. Sean wants nothing more than to spend many more years
watching his four nephews and two nieces grow up. But he needs your
Throughout his health battle, Sean and his family have learned so much
and have been very humbled by the experience. They want to start a
nonprofit organization to open a camp for children with heart problems.
He dreams of kids running and playing with others, while learning to
cope with their disability.
To read more about Sean or to make a donation in his honor, visit his web bio on the NFT website.