Personal Stories: Michael DeFord’s Wife Story This is an incredible story and dedication from a loving husband. The story is very large and includes other helpful information about AorticDissections. You […]

Personal Stories: Trudi Karcher This is the story of my Mom. Shirley Smith. She and my father were getting ready to fly out to their winter home in FL and […]

Personal Stories: Cynthia Fisher I had been employed in a Veterans Affairs hospital for 35.5 years.  I had one of those thankless and prone to being harassed jobs in the […]

Personal Stories: Pat Bussinger My name is Pat. I have a dissection of an aneurysm of the aorta. I was is the hospital for pneumonia, and had a chest x-ray. […]

Personal Stories: Judy Cardamone I am so excited to find your website. I so agree, knowledge is power and the best defense against this disease. Here is a brief summary […]

Personal Stories: Stan Loeb Dear Brian, and all of you brave survivors. Four years ago my husband experienced a second episodes of shingles which weakened his immune system. We were […]

Personal Stories: Nancy Smith I believe I experienced an aortic dissection 3 years ago, as the result of a biopsy that hit a blood vessel, with subsequent hemorrhage and massive […]

Personal Stories: Kim W.Adams-By Jeff Hurt My name is Jeff Hurt and I am using my partner–Kim W. Adams–of 19+ years’ account to post some info. The day before Thanksgiving […]

Personal Stories: Howard Brian, I am a survivor of an aortic aneurysm in 1990 due to Marfans. Thanks to my surgeon I have had nearly 15 healthy years thanks to […]