The photo above was taken of my angel, Teri, and me in April at our 50th anniversary celebration. We had a happy 50 years as pals, lovers, and parents of 2 children. In May of 2018, Teri's health was fine and she had a normal nuclear cardiac stress test. Her symptoms started in early August and by September 23, her heart was too damaged to function. She passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital from acute Myocarditis.
I have made it my mission to leave a legacy in her name and to help others by raising money to research this often fatal condition. I chose BWH because they are doing the kind of basic biological research that can solve what is mostly a medical mystery. We cannot expect instant results, but we have to start somewhere. Please help us.
Did you know?
- EVERYONE is at risk, no matter the age or previous health issues
- Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease (or infection) of the cardiac muscle
- You can die from acute myocarditis within weeks or months of onset
- Myocarditis s can go undetected by individuals or physicians
Know anyone who has died of myocarditis?
- We want to hear your story to help us progress the research of this disease. Tell us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What can you do to help?
- Help Brigham and Women's Hospital solve one of the most mysterious heart problems by making a donation to the Critical Care Cardiology Fellowship Fund - Myocarditis.
1. Make a gift on this webpage
2. Mail a check to the Brigham and Women's Development Office:
Attn: Critical Care Cardiology Fellowship Fund
BWH Development Office
116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Thank you for your consideration of this important cause.