Before I moved to B-more, I searched for artists to reach out to. I came across Amy Sherald’s work and was immediately in love. I harassed her via facebook and e-mail and once I moved, we became friends. One year and counting! Not only is she an amazing painter, she is also an amazing person.
Nine years ago, Amy was diagnosed with congestive heart failure while training for a triathlon. Despite taking meticulous care of her health Amy’s heart has weakened and she is now in urgent need of a life-saving heart transplant. Currently she is in the cardiac care unit at Johns Hopkins and will stay there until she receives her new heart.
Although Amy has health insurance, there will be many expenses related to the transplant that must be paid out of pocket. Some of these are co-pays, deductibles, and Amy will be on a life-time of expensive anti-rejection medications. Her friends and family have set up a public fund through HelpHOPELive.
On December 7, 2012, Amy’s younger brother, Michael ended his battle with lung cancer after a long two year fight. He was in good health and was not a smoker prior to his diagnosis.
Please help Amy in her time of need. ANY amount that you can spare will be greatly appreciated. You can also help by sharing this with others who may be willing to help. Thank you~