Personal Stories: Tammy Mayes Hello Brian and everyone who comes in this great place. My story isn’t quite like everyone else’s. I am 35 yrs. old, married almost 16 yrs. […]

Personal Stories: Linda Fesler Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome at age 23 so I read everything I could about it from that time on. There was not […]

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: Frank Rende Hello Brian, I have just read your article on your website and will continue to read through the other links that are available.  I feel that […]

Personal Stories: Regina Kurn Hi! It’s getting late, but I am so excited to have found this site tonight. I had sort of given up tying to find anyone who […]

Personal Stories: Choi I am a 54 years old man from Hong Kong. On 7 February 2004, I had sudden severe chest and back pain while at home in the […]

Personal Stories: David Graham Hi Brian, My name is David Graham and i was hospitalized with an aortic dissection back on 1/21/04. I am finally home now and i am […]

Personal Stories: Roger Taylor Brian, Your website is great!  Your experience is much like mine, though I wasn’t doing anything physical, it was a Saturday Morning and I was at […]

Personal Stories: Ricky Flanders Hello Brian, My name is Rick Flanders, am 34 yrs old, of Asian heritage and I live in the San Francisco bay area. I stumbled upon […]

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: Rick Tomasinski Came across your site via Google as I was looking for information on the Aorta. I have read the personal stories and noticed that most have […]

Personal Stories: Paul Oberle Brian, you may have already received a message similar to this one, but since I wasn’t sure it went I decided to write again. I suffered […]

Personal Stories: Barbara Steven I‘m a 60 year old female who I thought was in relatively good health until on a Friday evening last June when I got home from […]

Personal Stories: My Dear Husband My husband had his aortic dissection 2 years ago. We were sitting down to dinner when he got a pain in his back that radiated […]

Personal Stories: Henry Church Hi Brian, I live in Zimbabwe and constantly travel the continent of Africa. I had been in some pretty rural and backward areas just days before […]

Personal Stories: Patti Cooksey-Fisher Brian, My husband survived the 11 hour surgery to repair his dissecting aorta nearly 5 years ago. He had respiratory problems coming off the machine. A […]

Personal Stories: Colon Brown I am the Director of Congregation Development, the United Methodist Church, the Detroit Annual Conference. After years of serving the church as a pastor I found […]

Personal Stories: Jim Goldsmith Hello Again Brian: I had terrible, terrible, pain in my back running up and down the whole core of my body. I thought I was passing […]

Personal Stories: Keith Hallbourg Brian, Hello. I just happened upon your website via a “Google” search. I too survived an acute dissection in 1994 when I was 25 years old. […]