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 […]