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Heart of Awareness: Monte's Journey

One Texoma man wants to bring awareness and share his story about one of his biggest obstacles.

44-year-old Monte Davila has been diagnosed with the heart weakening disease, Cardio Myopathy.

“It all started with me getting shortness of breath,” said Monte Davila.

Davila's doctors determined that he would need a heart transplant to keep him going and his heart pumping.  Some of the things that keep Davila going are the support of his friends and family.

“You kind of just have to be there for him until it passes and we're just ready for it to move on and to have a new beginning,” said Monte's wife, Jeanette Davila.

Something else that keeps Davila going is the fact that he loves to give.

“I would really love to be able to share my story with as many people and try to give them some kind of hope, whether it's through medicine or through gods grace, said Davila.

The website, Monte's Journey, was set up for Davila to share his story and to give encouragement to those who are just like him.

“I've been through a lot of obstacles in my life and this is probably one of the biggest obstacles that I've been through,” said Davila.

Through it all Davila told Newschannel 6 that he is blessed.

On January 22nd, Davila will travel to the Baylor Medical Center of Dallas to be put on the heart transplant list.  He hopes to receive a new heart within 7 to 10 days.

If you would like to take a look at Monte's journey, and help him and his family, click here.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6

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