The world is mobilizing globally, today, May 5th, and adding a global day of giving and unity during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We understand that it has negatively affected so many in so many ways. Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and non-profits around the world.
While the Myocarditis Foundation relies on donations to support our mission, we understand how important and fragile life is and how things can turn upside down in a matter of moments.
We rely on the generosity of our donors to allow us to continue to carry out our mission. However, if you can’t make a donation at this time, we are asking that you reach out to help others in whatever way you can, even if it is just to call someone to combat their loneliness or see how they are feeling.
Throughout this Pandemic, we at the Foundation have continued helping those affected not only by Viral and Giant Cell Myocarditis, but those affected by the Covid-19 virus.
Dr. Leslie Cooper, our co-founder and Medical Director, shared with us that approximately 20% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have evidence of cardiac damage. The risk of death is almost 60% in patients with cardiac damage verses less than 10% in patients with no cardiac damage. Although most cardiac damage is related to infection in the lungs and the response of blood vessels to that infection, some cardiac damage is related to myocarditis, particularly in young persons.
If you can help us with a donation of any amount so that we can continue our mission of helping others, it would be greatly appreciated.