Heart & Vascular Institute

Celebrating Heart Failure Survivors

Our Wall of Survivors

They may have felt vulnerable. They may have been worried or scared. But when they trusted Temple Heart & Vascular Institute to care for them, we stepped in and gave them hope. They are survivors.

Celebrate the strength and courage of these heart failure survivors. Here are their inspiring messages:

Randall Laubach, heart failure survivor

It hasn't been easy, but I haven't felt this good in years.

Randall Laubach, 2021

Thank you for giving me my life back.

Delbert Loveless, 2021
Delbert Loveless, heart failure survivor
Sol Rios, heart failure survivor

This second chance in life with the gift of my new heart has changed certain views that I might have taken for granted. I now know that I'm graciously happy and thankful to have the chance to live my life after living with my illness for so long. Thank you, Temple!

Sol Rios, 2021

Temple has given me hope and optimism for an uncertain future.

Dante Distefano, 2021
Dante Distefano, heart failure survivor
Mohamed Sowe, heart failure survivor

Having a new heart, it’s a GREAT feeling.

Mohamed Sowe, 2021

Temple kept me alive and I love my second chance!

Kenneth Hill, 2019

A hard time grows in a miracle, as you receive your new heart! With determination and courage, your new heart will settle into a new home.

Margaret Fattizzo, 2019

You cannot lose hope unless you let go of it!

William Jackson, 2019

Here is a miracle.

Angela Brown, 2019

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