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Stop The Clot

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April 19, 2017

Susan Matera

THE STORY:

My dearest friends and family, as you well know, I recently came very close to losing my life with DVT & PE blood clots to my heart and lungs. A lot of people know my story, and a lot do not, but the miracle that I am able to stand up for myself now and talk about this "silent nightmare" is amazing. I don't think my heart or lungs could ever take another blood clot again. They have left damage, but I will heal and Do WELL. There is still lingering "particles" from the DVT's in my right leg. It has been two months since I have been home to my house, between the hospital and re-hab center, but I am keeping the faith that I am FINALLY going home this week. I am so humbled over this whole experience, I will NEVER live my life the same again. I have always appreciated my life, always, but this FOREVER life changer "wake upcall" will change me again. I WANT and NEED to stand up and help make people MORE aware and MORE educated on blood clot awareness, because I could of literally killed myself...yes, killed myself. I wasn't aware enough of the signs, the symptoms, and my first clot hit, and i did not let anyone dial 911. Two hours later, the second clot hit and I still wouldn't let anyone dial 911. It was another half hour later when I finally agreed to go to the hospital. Please, please, I am begging people, please take a moment or moments to educate yourself about THE CLOT. It can save YOUR life or someone that you may know like me! Please trust me when I say, that this is so important, female and male awareness. I am standing up for awareness and for the LOVE, yes the LOVE for perfect strangers whom have sadly lost their lives, from this "silent nightmare". I tokd you, I am humbled and will continue to be so. Please help me make US ALL AWARE. Like my beautiful friend said to me.."chin up..we have this". Let's continue to do so. If WE all donate $1.00 each.... $1.00 each to my cause, can you imagine what a great start this is to help us change. My life has forever changed, and I am just so happy that I am able to still be here and LIVE WITH you

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$750

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  • Andi Fischer-Herrmann

    $25

  • ME.....a TRUE SURVIVOR the "New" Better Aware and more educated

    $25

  • Guy family

    $25

  • Ronnie

    $25

  • Alison Roby

    $25

  • Margaret White

    $50

  • Dawn Holmes

    $25

  • Gail and Ken

    $100

  • Danny Smiley

    $100

  • Renee Cooper

    $25

  • Sandra Morrison

    $25

  • Katie Stavola

    $25

  • Tim Kenyon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sue & Scott Gardiner

    $50

  • Melody Iden

    $100

  • Barbara C.

    $50

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Donor Comments

Barbara C.

Barbara C.

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday Gentleman Mike. You are loved! 2 years ago

Melody Iden

Melody Iden

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sue & Scott Gardiner

Sue & Scott Gardiner

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tim Kenyon

Tim Kenyon

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Katie Stavola

Katie Stavola

DONATION: $25

In honor of you Sue! Stay strong. â 3 years ago

Sandra Morrison

Sandra Morrison

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Renee Cooper

Renee Cooper

DONATION: $25

This is in honor of Sue Matera. She fought the fight and she is winning, I can't tell you how much I admire her. She has gone through so much and now she is on her way to recovery. Sue, you are my hero. You are the strongest person I know. I am so proud of you for persevering. I love you. 3 years ago

Danny Smiley

Danny Smiley

DONATION: $100

For Susan 3 years ago

Gail and Ken

Gail and Ken

DONATION: $100

We love you Flea 3 years ago