Help Save Eric De La Cruz

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  • recipient: Members of the US Congress & elected state officials of Nevada and California
Join former CNN anchor Veronica De La Cruz as she turns to the power of social media and the internet in a bid to overcome healthcare red tape and save the life of her younger old brother Eric, who is in dire need of a heart transplant. We need YOUR support, both in dollars and in signatures, to help move past the red tape and get in line for a transplant.

Act now. Sign the petition and then go to and donate today. You'll be saving a life.
We, the undersigned, would like to bring to your attention the plight of a young man, Eric De La Cruz, who resides in the State of Nevada and is in dire need of a heart transplant. He suffers from Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy and has an EF of only 15%. He is dying. His sister, Veronica, is doing all she can to help her brother, but has struggled with red-tape in Nevada and California. Can you please review and do whatever is possible to help Eric De La Cruz get his needed heart? He needs Medicare Disability. The link below is a picture of Eric and Veronica and his story. We feel it important that this be personalized as nobody is more important to Eric's cause right now...than you.

Eric was initially turned down for the heart transplant list because he is on Nevada Medicaid, only accepted in Nevada, where there are absolutely no suitable transplant centers. Through the help of those signing this petition, and the support of fund-raisers, he has finally gotten to California under the Medicare Disability program. But he had been rejected twice and very nearly never got the appeal he desperately needed. Can you help escalate this issue to get Eric De La Cruz, and others just like him caught in insurance red-tape, to the forefront of the debate on health care reform. Eric is far too young to die. No one in this condition should ever have to go through this much red tape to stay alive. 

Please help. Please contact his sister, Veronica De La Cruz:

Eric's photo and story is located at :

More on Eric's Story can be found on CNN's iReport here:
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