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Heart patient recovering; prayers, donations needed
Portals Al Coleman seeking help
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Al Coleman - photo by Special
A Portal native and heart patient who was recently hospitalized for a brain bleed due to an infection is asking for prayers and a little financial assistance as he recovers. Al Coleman is awaiting a heart transplant and has a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, said his sister Melissa Coleman. This makes it difficult for doctors to treat a brain bleed, since people with an LVAD are on blood thinners so the device can work, she said.
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