Fa­ther has had 3 heart surg­eries


Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - Con­tin­ued from B Con­tact Rick Cantu at 4453953. Twit­ter: @Rick­yprep

He needs vouch­ers for taxi rides to get to work.

The Far­rells do not per­mit them­selves to look ahead. In­stead, they just try to make it through each day.

Tim Far­rell, 6-foot5 and 180 pounds, and Suzanne co­or­di­nate their sched­ules daily.

He has un­der­gone three heart surg­eries and more than a dozen ad­di­tional pro­ce­dures as a re­sult of Mar­fan.

“Car­diac pro­ce­dures have be­come so com­mon in our fam­ily now,” Suzanne Far­rell said. “I just view them as an­other ap­point­ment. God has my back no mat­ter what, so I tend to not worry about th­ese things as much.”

Although he re­mains op­ti­mistic that he will get bet­ter, Tim Far­rell said his goal is to live long enough to see his daugh­ter grad­u­ate from high school in eight years.

Although he went into car­diac ar­rest in July, he has felt no­tice­able im­prove­ment in re­cent months.

Tim Far­rell feels good enough to read to Aubrey while they re­lax in bed.

He and Suzanne Far­rell look over Aubrey’s shoul­der when she does home­work, of­fer­ing help when the fourth-grader has a ques­tion.

“It’s all about them,” Tim Far­rell said of his wife and daugh­ter. “This isn’t about me. It’s about them.”

The fam­ily would love to fi­nally take that va­ca­tion and could use do­nated air­line miles, ho­tel stay cred­its or other fi­nan­cial gifts to­ward that.

Their most im­me­di­ate needs are car re­pairs,

Aubrey needs math tu­tor­ing, a desk and a chair. She also would love to take pi­ano lessons. The fam­ily needs help with med­i­cal bills.

help paying for a tele­phone land line to mon­i­tor Tim Far­rell’s de­fib­ril­la­tor and help with med­i­cal bills.

Aubrey needs help with math tu­tor­ing and would love to take pi­ano lessons. She also needs a desk and a chair.

To find out more about the Far­rell fam­ily or to do­nate an item on the wish list, con­tact Won­ders & Wor­ries at 329-5757 or www.won­der­sand­wor­ries.org.

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