Heartbeats for Camie fundraising concert features pianist Paul Cardall, others

<span class=”s1″>BRIGHAM CITY – Camie Nye of Mantua continues to recover from a series of health challenges, gaining strength and waiting for the right moment when a donor heart is available for the transplant that she must have to save her life. </span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>In the meantime friends and family are finalizing plans for a benefit concert “Heartbeats for Camie” Friday, June 28 featuring internationally-acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Box Elder High School Auditorium and will also feature Landon Weeks and Michelle Dean.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Event Coordinator Lisa Hoopes said Cardall has been through this process himself.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“He received a heart transplant in 2009. He is a champion for this cause. He does so much for the heart community. We are grateful he is able to come to Brigham City and be part of this event.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“Camie was previously healthy but she contracted a virus that sent her into heart failure, requiring two ventricular assist devices while she waits on the heart transplant list.” </span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Nye has been in the hospital for the last four months going through all kinds of medications and multiple surgeries, including open heart surgeries, trying to fix her heart. Nye is the first person in Utah with two implanted pumps in her heart, keeping her alive.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Landon Weeks of Ogden has overcome serious physical challenges to become an accomplished musician. Box Elder High graduate Michelle Dean is now a University of Utah vocal music student and has performed with the Utah Symphony.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Tickets, just $12 each, are available at <a href=”http://heartbeatsforcamie.org/” target=”_blank”>heartbeatsforcamie.org</a> and they will be available for $15 at the door. There will be no paper ticket for those purchased online, the name of the buyer will go on a will call list at the event.</span>

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