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Proud Grandma


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Midge Rollins Heart transplant March 04. Prior to that I had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am an independent Norwex consultant. Visit my web site www.midgerollins.norwex.biz Find out more about Midge Rollins
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  • Proud Grandma

    Kaye's oldest boy Max (age 6-1st grade) raised the most money in his school for jump rope for heart. The little fundraiser raised $270.00. How awesome. He is learning first hand about diseased hearts from his Mom and Grandma but look at the difference he can make at 6.

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.

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    Re: Proud Grandma

    That's really terrific! I hope he's proud of himself for such a big accomplishment.

    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


    • #3
      Re: Proud Grandma

      Congratulations Midge! What a terrific little boy your grandson is.
      Sassy Deborah
      Diagnosed with HCM 2001 at age 52
      ICD implanted December 3, 2005
      Finally saw HCM Specialist (Dr Lever) Oct. 24,2008
      Myectomy performed at Cleveland Clinic Dec. 3,2008
      Father died at 26 (1952) suspected HCM


      • #4
        Re: Proud Grandma

        Now that is great I bet you are so proud of him.

        Diagnosed 2003
        Myectomy 2-23-2004
        Husband: Ken
        Son: John diagnosed 2004
        Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

        Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


        • #5
          Re: Proud Grandma

          Now that story warms a grandmas heart..congrats Midge!
          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
          Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
          Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


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            Re: Proud Grandma

            Thanks, Mom. Yes, we are quite proud of Max. He is pretty excited about all of the cool prizes he earned for raising so much money. LOL. I got a little teary eyed when he told me the principal made an all school announcement yesterday to announce that Max was the top fundraiser for that activity. He's a pretty awesome kid!



            • #7
              Re: Proud Grandma

              Way to go Max! Thanks for all your hard work for others!
              (Thanks for sharing Midge & Kaye.)
              Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.


              • #8
                Re: Proud Grandma

                I see a bright future!
                Diagnosed @ 48
                Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
                Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
                AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
                After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
                Quietly going insane . . .


                • #9
                  Re: Proud Grandma

                  Knowing how much he cared to do such a worthy thing, give Max a big hug from us.
                  Congratulations Max!


                  • #10
                    Re: Proud Grandma

                    Midge, that is wonderful! You have a fantastic grandson!

                    Donna -17yr old son dx'd with HCM in 2008 - No family history.