Stories of Gratitude
Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.
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.
Through a clinical research study, John avoided a second open-heart surgery and underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure.
Doug participated in an MHIF study investigating stem cells to treat refractory angina and no longer has constant chest pain.
Diagnosed with chronic atrial fibrillation, Marcus’ life was transformed after undergoing a catheter ablation and eventually receiving a pacemaker.
Any Gift, Big or Small, has a Significant Impact on People’s Lives