Man with a two-time heart transplant has passed away three days after marrying his secondary school girlfriend an impassioned ritual held at a chapel.
“Javi was a real warrior, and he struggled until last breath,” told his wife Crystal Cuevas-Rodriguez, according to reports. “He died gracefully with so much love.”
Javier Rodriguez was in sixth grade when he suffered dilated cardiomyopathy. Rodriguez then experienced two heart transplants, one at the age of 14 and another at 19, but was not able for a third surgery because of difficulties from viruses and kidney dysfunction.
Javi and Cuevas-Rodriguez met as juniors in secondary school and later married on Nov. 27, just after the couple knew about the suffering.
“Javi was the only individual who suffered and fought like a warrior,” Cuevas-Rodriguez extended. “He was so positive. He needed wondrous things in his life and no one could obstruct him.”
The couple is also parents to a little girl, Leia, although Rodriguez strived a lot to hold her because of his health.
“Even if he was fighting, in distress or disappointed with life, he put his child first,” she said. “It expressed the world to me that he delivered everything he had to be the best father he could be.”
“He adored her with everything, and she’ll recognize that for life,” she continued.
Javi’s family has started a GoFundMe for the donation to get assist with burial expenses, which has previously appropriated $32,000.
“After almost 10 years of struggle he reached the judgment to live out his last days with the aid of hospice,” the fundraiser records. “In our point of urgency, we request for whatever assistant anyone can give so we can make the arrangements for Javi’s funeral.”