My interest in the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® is driven by wanting to become more knowledgeable about good health. Specifically, what allows some people to live longer than others? My grandfather lived to be 96 but my own father died of heart failure at age 77. Why? Anything I can learn and pass on is important. The Hearts Beat Back®: The Heart of New Ulm Project has furthered my interest. My line of work, personal investments, helps me to see firsthand that all the wealth in the world is worthless, unless you are healthy.