Pump keeps Vancouver mans heart working as he awaits transplant

first_imgIn a matter of weeks, Wesley Dameron’s life took a dramatic turn.The 29-year-old Vancouver man went from being healthy and active to learning that one of his body’s most important organs was failing. Now, five years later, his heart is sustained by a mechanical pump as he awaits a transplant. And while he’s constantly battling fatigue, he hasn’t slowed down.Dameron and his wife, Adriana, are raising two young boys, 5-year-old Asher and 2-year-old Noah. They’re running a business — G6 Airpark, an indoor trampoline park in Vancouver and Portland — that’s focused on family recreation and fitness. And he’s speaking out about his heart condition as the featured speaker at the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Ball later this month.Here are some upcoming events, hosted by the American Heart Association:o National Wear Red Day — Friday. The American Heart Association is urging people to wear red to create awareness about women and heart disease.o National Wear Red Day Healthy Hearts Event — noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Macy’s in downtown Portland, 621 S.E. Fifth Ave. The event will include heart-healthy food samples and recipes, fitness demonstrations, blood pressure screening, hands-only CPR instruction and more. Guests should reserve a spot at the free event here.o American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Heart Ball — 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Nines Luxury Hotel, 525 S.W. Morrison St., Portland. The annual fundraiser’s guest speaker will be Wesley Dameron, a Vancouver resident and business owner who has heart failure.last_img

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