Stories of Gratitude

Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.

Dave Lee: Myocardial Infarction

Dave Lee: Myocardial Infarction

When Dave Lee had a myocardial infarction, he was told that his life as he knew it was over; that he was a “cardiac cripple.”

Elnora Scheffler: Cardiac Valve

Elnora Scheffler: Cardiac Valve

When Elnora Scheffler learned that her aortic valve had calcified and needed to be replaced, she was told that she may not be able to do anything about it.

Essam Awad: Cardiac Valve

Essam Awad: Cardiac Valve

Thanks to research performed at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Dr. Awad was able to undergo a minimally-invasive, low-risk surgical procedure – one that had him feeling better almost instantaneously.

Seth Ball: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Seth Ball: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

When six-year-old Seth Ball’s hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) worsened, putting him in heart failure in January 2014, his parents had no choice but to fear the worst.

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Stay up to date on MHIF news, events and the latest information on heart disease treatment and prevention.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55407, http://mplsheart.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Any Gift, Big or Small, has a Significant Impact on People’s Lives