Dear Family and Friends:

For those of us who know James H. Parks, III, we all can attest to his love for the stock market and for running. He is an accomplished portfolio manager and a marathoner, who has logged thousands of miles training for races staged around the world. 

Now, Jimmy (that’s what I call him) is being challenged by a different kind of race. A race against time.

On April 4, 2017, he was officially diagnosed with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. Jimmy has been in and out of the hospital with regularity from 2017 to 2023. The doctors have informed us, that the continued deterioration of Jimmy’s cardiac condition has reached the point where he is in dire need of a combined heart and kidney transplant to survive.

Jimmy was officially placed on a nationwide heart and kidney transplant list, as of July 2023. He remains hopeful and in good spirits. He is currently on a continuous intravenous treatment of pharmaceutical infusions, which are extending his life, until he is transplanted, but is very costly. 

Jimmy is being cared for by the transplant team at UC San Diego’s Cardiovascular Medical Center. When he has a donor match (hopefully before yearend), as part of our commitment, we must temporarily relocate to San Diego (La Jolla) for post-transplant recovery and rehab. The out-of-pocket costs for pre-appointments, hospitalizations, anti-rejection medication, transportation, and rehabilitation are expensive and extraordinarily stressful.

Your donations will pave a path towards full recovery for Jimmy. Please contribute by hitting the DONATE bar and give whatever you can to the “Have a Heart for Jim Parks ❤️” fundraising campaign. Any amount is sincerely appreciated and counted as a blessing. 

Jimmy’s goal is to run a “Miracle Mile” after recuperating from his transplant procedures. Thank you for your love and support.

Maxine [“Wife”/Life Partner]
















Organized by

Maxine Leftwich

La Quinta, CA, USA

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This fundraiser will directly support

James Parks