Personal Stories: Janice Gibb’s Husband My husband was working on a construction job in Tennessee. On a Sunday morning he was cleaning lawn furniture the guys he was working with […]

Personal Stories: Pamela Cherry Hi! I am a 53 year-old black female, who became the victim of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. My doctor, J.R. fiekes, M.D. said that I […]

Personal Stories: Jason’s Story HI MY NAME IS ERIN AND THIS STORY IS ABOUT MY FIANCE JASON WHICH DOES NOT HAVE A HAPPY ENDING. FOR A WEEK HE WAS COMPLAINING […]

Personal Stories: Michael Madsen Hello.  My name is Lori Madsen, and I lost my father Michael Madsen on July 18, 2004.  He was 63 years old.  They tell us it […]

Personal Stories: Diana Dumas HI, MY NAME IS DIANA, AND I AM 57 YEARS OLD AND A MONTH AGO I EXPERIENCED THE TRAUMATIC VISIT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THAT WE […]

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: Rosa Lujan I also had an aortic dissection, this happened about 5 years ago (I was 30). Ten years prior to all of this I had been diagnosed […]

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: Chris Bedlam I wanted to share my brother’s story. I am filled with happiness when I read stories of survivors of aortic dissections but our story isn’t so […]

Personal Stories: Stan Derr On January 8, 2003 I had a total dissection of the Aorta, both thoracic and abdominal. Until that time I did not even know that such […]

Personal Stories: Irene’s Husband Dear Brian, First off, let me say how grateful I am for this web site. Although sometimes I’m not thrilled with what I read, my husband […]

Personal Stories: Karen’s Husband’s Story My husband (who has Marfans) suffered an aortic dissection in January, 2004. After a week stay, he came home and went back to work. I […]

Personal Stories: Bob Benesch My name is Beverly Jebe. My fathers name is Bob Benesch. In September of 2000, my dad suffered an aortic dissection. It begins at the left […]

Personal Stories: Jennifer’s Husband-A sad story Hi my name is Jennifer my story doesn’t have a happy ending. My husband past away of a dissecting aortic aneurism in December of […]

Personal Stories: Thomasina McCain Thank you so very much.  I am the person about whom the questions were asked.  Two years ago I had a very sharp chest pain….thought about […]

Personal Stories: Kari Ann Wagner I write this for my wife who had aortic dissection in Oct of 03. She was 31 years old. One even while doing dishes she […]

Personal Stories: Kim Putnam’s Father We had suspected that my dad had hypertension for years. Combined with a very unhealthy weight and diet, he seemed to be a health disaster […]