Laurie Gearhart needs a heart transplant. As of Jan. 5, 2015, she is officially listed on the UNOS waitlist for a heart.
Nevada does not have a heart transplant program. Laurie needs to have interstate insurance at a premium of $600.00 a month and travel to Cedars Sinai Medical Center monthly until her heart arrives. Unable to work, the expenses keep piling up and she will be denied her transplant if certain expenses aren't made. These include a $5,000.00 hospital co-pay and 4-6 weeks in a motel after the surgery, she MUST remain within 20 miles of the hospital.