Joel Heckman used to run a 5K during his lunch hour. After sarcoidosis attacked his heart and lungs, he struggled just to walk across a small room.
Lisa Casper’s transplant journey began 53 years ago when she was born with a hole between the main pumping chambers of her heart, plus a leaky valve.
U of M Medical Center Heart Support Groups
U of M Medical Center Heart Support Groups offer a place for people to come and learn about transplant from other patients. It's a place to share experiences and feelings related to transplant and VAD/MCS devices. It is also a place where special bonds exist with people who have had similar experiences.