Name: Jennifer Sanchez
Age at time of Dissection: 87
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 26 March 2016
Tell Us Your Story:

My Mother, aged 87, was pulling weeds in her garden and came in to sit in her recliner because of chest pain. My husband found her unresponsive and called 911. We have since been told it was an ascending aortic dissection, (involving the complete arch)and that without surgery (never performed) her chances were 10% less each hour.

My Sister came from Arkansas,thinking she was coming to a funeral, and my Brother drove in from Wisconsin, trying desperately to get here to New Mexico and hold Mom’s hand before she died.

It is now May 27, Mom is living back in her apartment, is of clear mind,
and everyone has gone home. Today she thought she might vacuum her place herself. ( I forbid that )
She is our miracle patient, and has the Doctors dumbfounded.