At 29 years old, Greg Tharp is waiting for a new heart & another chance at living.
Back Story; In June 2012 Greg thought he had a nasty cold, it turned out to be Congestive Heart Failure... they discovered his heart is broken. To simplify, Greg's heart is not capable of pumping the required amount of blood necessary to keep his lungs and organs functioning properly. So after many stays at the hospital, more in than out lately - he has an implanted defibrillator, intravenious meds carries 24/7, and 2 close calls of receiving that new heart he still waits at the top of the priority list. This means that at anytime he can get the call... let's show him how much we care, that he is not alone & that whatever it takes HE CAN DO THIS!! After the operation he will require major re-habilitation (and prayers), it will require that his mom Martha Tharp be by his side to learn how to expect the unexpected as his caregiver. They will be in Gainesville for weeks and possibly months.
Hopes for the "Funding"; Greg has not been able to work in over 2 years, his medical & travel expenses are adding up and he has a wish to travel to Japan after he conquers this beast! Wouldn't it be wonderful to get him through this awful experience with a healthy & strong heart, with minimal debt and the trip of his dreams waiting for him??
Closing; I am proud of how Greg, Martha and the family has rallied behind this... honor your disease, do what the docs tell you, say your prayers and by the grace of God & your circle of support Greg will be working on those cars and catching those snook again soon! Come on folks - lets show him that there is a light at the end of this tunnel!