Stories of Gratitude
Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.
Robert (Bob) Webster of Lafayette, Minn., doesn’t remember the helicopter ride from Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) to Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW) in Minneapolis, about 90 miles away. In fact, he really doesn’t remember anything at all...
At 43, healthy and active Betsy experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD); nearly 90 percent of SCAD patients are women.
Stephanie was the 19th patient worldwide to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to treat heart failure and functional mitral regurgitation.
Dave Durenberger: From health policy expert to grateful patient As a U.S. Senator from Minnesota for 16 years and then a senior health policy Fellow at the University of St. Thomas, Dave Durenberger spent much of his career working on health care reform and health...
After experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, Lisa was treated with the MHIF-developed COOL-IT protocol to reduce risk of permanent brain damage.
R.T. Rybak suffered a heart attack and thanks fast-acting physicians and clinical research for helping his heart avoid long-term damage.
Born with multiple structural heart issues, Howard as an adult has benefitted from MHIF’s continued research into conditions like his.
Born with a bicuspid aortic valve, Andrew developed aortic stenosis and fully recovered his life after an aortic valve replacement.
Through an MHIF study, Bill received a bioprosthetic aortic valve made of animal tissue, which doesn’t require long-term medication use.
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