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Heart of a survivor, Ethan's dream! Help me raise money to save my life and my heart!

Hi, my name is Ethan Young and I'm 20 years young, but at the moment am trapped in an old man's body. On march 7th 2011 I was serving an LDS mission in St. Louis when I suffered a heart attack. I was rushed to the hospital and the doctors said it was all in my head and that I was faking. On May 10th 2011 I was sent home because I was progressively getting worse. When I arrived back in Utah I was diagnosed with a PFO (a hole in my heart), the doctors continued to tell me that it was a very small problem and that about 15% of the US population is born with one. As I continued to get worse and continued to collapse the doctors decided to insert a loop recorder into my chest, that procedure was on April 2nd of this year. On Wednesday May 23rd I had a routine checkup to read the heart recordings on the loop recorder. What came next I would have never guessed! What they found was not caused by the PFO but was that I have a irregular heart beat. My resting heart beat within seconds can go anywhere from 50BPM to anywhere from 150-195BPM. I will undergo a surgery on May 31st where they will medically induce my heart into having an episode to raise my heart beat to find the exact cause of the problem. Recently I also found out that the insurance will not cover my operation and I will have to pay it out of pocket. I would love or any donations even if it's just one cent it helps! My motto for this challenge is "heart of a survivor, Ethan's dream!"
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