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The family and friends of Mimi Torres are uniting to raise money to help with her battle for a new heart. Please show your support!

This fall Mimi was advised by doctors that her long battle with congenital heart failure was looking very grim. In fact, doctors informed her and her family that without a NEW HEART she may not live another year. Her heart is currently working at just 10 percent of what it should be.

Mimi's heart has been fragile for many years. For most of her life Mimi has lived her life making healthy choices, staying away completely from things that would have a negative impact on her health (tobacco, alcohol, bad diet, etc.) Genetics are the only reason her heart has struggled to perform. Most of her brothers have endured multiple heart attacks from the same condition.

Mimi has been called by God, like the rest of us, to serve others. She has answered that call fearlessly for most of her life. As a pastor's wife, she has served her husband for over 40 years now, putting him and the ministry's needs before her own. She has raised two amazing daughters and served them by loving them and helping to raise 6 precious grandchildren. In addition to serving her God and her family, Mimi has spent the last decade raising money for orphaned and poor children all over the world, particularly in her native county, Colombia. She has visited the orphanages on many occasions, praying with them, identifying needs, and developing plans to help them. She regularly holds garage sales and donates every last penny earned to the cause.

As mentioned, her disease is so severe at this point that it is life threatening and a heart transplant is what is needed to allow her to survive. Without health insurance and with a modest income Mimi must now rely on others to serve God and serve her by donating what ever they can towards the costs of getting a heart transplant.

As you can imagine, this family crisis will take quite a toll on Mimi, emotionally and financially. We know she loves her friends and family immensely and would love to hear from you. The goal that has been set may seem daunting, however we believe that we can do ALL things through Christ. If we were able to reach 80,000 people and they each gave just $5, the goal would be met. Please consider whatever you can, as little as it may be.

We very much appreciate your support, love and prayers!

The Torres Family
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