Meet Sunny

Due to a genetic mutation, Sunny was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at the age of 18. Sunny was born in Surrey, British Columbia, a perfectly healthy happy boy who enjoyed pewee football. Due to a genetic mutation, Sunny was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at the age of 18; shortly after beginning his term at Simon […]

Meet Pegga

Weeks and months went by, and I increasingly became more fatigue and coughing a lot. I couldn’t walk very far and I stopped walking my dog. During Summer of 2014, I had a flu like symptoms that went on for a few weeks. I went to see my family physician and she prescribed me with […]

Meet Tracy

I thought I was just getting out of shape and since I had always enjoyed good health I assumed I was in control of it. I thought that I could fix it. Up until 2013 I was a healthy, fit, wife and mother of 2 teenage boys. I also had a successful and demanding career. […]

Meet Antonella

Something special happened to me two years ago. I’m here to say that I received the most precious gift of life. A new heart. I am so happy to be here today. I’m a 54 yr old woman that is happily married to my husband for 28 years. I also have a beautiful 27 year […]

Meet Sharon

I intend to live as fully as I can for as long as I can, caring for my heart as best as I can, but not taking myself too seriously either. Laughter is also one of my medicines Mid-December 2008:  It was sunny day in Southern California. I leashed up our dog for a quick […]

Meet Marc

Needless to say, heart failure and the ‘what ifs’ were always on the back of my mind. I worried about having events at the gym, at dinner, at weddings. Before I start, I want to take this opportunity to thank my donor and donor family. I am so grateful for the gift I was given. […]

Meet Jackie

To hear my heart story, we first have to go back to 1994 when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 24 (almost 25). Before I share my story I must take a moment and thank HeartLife Foundation of Canada for supporting me. I was fortunate to find HeartLife early after my diagnosis of heart […]

Meet Jillianne

Accepting the inevitable truth is seemingly simple. As a patient recognizing the outcome of heart failure if left untreated was as simple as it comes – I could die. What’s complicated, what’s hard, is living with it. Is figuring out how to live with it. Figuring out what facing your own mortality means. My story […]

If someone you love has been diagnosed with heart failure, you’ll want to read this

Each year, 60,000 Canadians are diagnosed with heart failure, as reported by the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. One in two Canadians have been touched by heart failure and the support offered by family members, friends, and other caregivers can often make a difference in the quality of life for heart failure patients. Carers […]