Dennis Banks – Heart Song!

Update posted by Kathy Moss On Oct 13, 2019

It appeared the evaluation process is going well.

Dad is scheduled for a heart cath on Monday, and then they want to shock his heart on Tuesday to try and bring it out of AFIB.

Continued prayers that this all goes well!

We will know the decision of the Team on Wednesday regarding the VAD and / or being added to the transplant list.

If you would like to donate to dads medical expenses you can use this site.

Or send directly to mom and dads account using the Zelle app. This app is supported through many banks, and all you need is mom's cell phone number. 276-492-6346

Or you can send to then through my address:

To: Rev. Dennis Banks c/o Kathy Moss. 1107 Mercer Drive. Maryville, TN 37801

Thank you for all your love and prayers!

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Update posted by Kathy Moss On Oct 10, 2019

There are so many miracles ongoing right now it's hard to keep up!

Five years ago dad was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. This past year we have seen a steady decline in his strength and he's had bad spells more frequently. Three weeks ago he was in bed sick for about 10 days and he was going to cancel his vacation to Florida... Miracle #1 - Two days before his vacation was scheduled to go, he began to feel better and he and mom went on their vacation.

He had three really good days in Florida with mom's sister and her husband. When they finally got on the plane to come home he was so bad we had to transfer him to the car by wheelchair..Miracle #2 Dad's insurance would cover care at UT in the event of emergency.

When we arrived at UT dad's body was shutting down, kidneys. liver, etc. Miracle #3 The cardiovascular team at UT began to aggressively treat him and put in a temporary heart pump to help him through this critical time and to remove fluids from his body. He was once again stable.

UT recommended we try to get accepted to a specialty hospital that could possibly give him an implant called VAD (Ventricular Assist Device). We selected three choices based on our thinking (not God's,) and we were rejected by Atlanta - out of network. Then rejected by UVA Charlottesville due to overcrowding. Miracle #4 - Dad was accepted to Vanderbilt Medical Center. So much feel in place here that i cannot begin to tell it all.

#5 - Dad's numbers continue to improve.

Currently he is under evaluation for either the VAD or even possibly a transplant. Most hospitals cut off transplant offers to people over 70. Miracle #6 - Vanderbilt accepts older patients especially those that haven't smoked, drank or done recreational drugs!

We won't have answers until 10/16/19. But we're believing God to continue working on dad's behalf. God told me He is holding daddy's heari in his hands.

The case worker recommended we put a fund raiser out due to their limited income. Mom said no, she's counting on God. I informed her God sometimes uses others.

If you feel led to donate to dads upcoming medical expenses we would like to offer this site as a tool. This recommendation was given to us by the case worker and I have researched several sites.

Our beginning goal is $5000 which will cover their stay in the hospitality house after surgery, transportation for them, and food for mom.

God Bless you all and I will update you all regularly!

Love from Dennis & Penny and all the rest of the family!


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