Here’s a story of celebrities using their fame to do something good.
Kim Kardashian, Maria Menounos, and Mario Lopez are all rallying around a 19-year-old boy named Zeke Kendall who is desperately awaiting a heart transplant.
But who is Zeke Kendall?
Zeke was living a normal healthy life with no health emergencies until about 3 weeks ago when doctors thought he was battling the flu. After being sent home he returned a few days later with his body temp at around 94 and his blood pressure undetectable. He was sent to the ER where after numerous tests he was told that his heart was failing and his only option is a heart transplant. Medical bills not covered by insurance will be in the hundreds of thousands.
Mario Menounos and Mario Lopez heard Zeke's story and gave him a shout out on EXTRA to gain awareness. Kim Kardashian also sent out a tweet to help Zeke and has been posting stories about his health status on her blog.
“I am totally overwhelmed with the amount of support I have received. For someone like Kim Kardashian to take the time to reach out to me and let me know she's praying for me, it was pretty amazing,” Zeke tells Hollyscoop, “I never expected this level of support and a lot from people I never knew. It has been a surreal experience to say the least.”
Zeke is still waiting for a suitable heart donor. To find out how you can help and donate money to help his family afford his exorbitant medical bills go to Cota.donorpages.com.