After experiencing a widowmaker heart attack in his own home, Tim needed a heart transplant. Quick action by his family and our medical team, along with the right donor organ, saved his life.
When Jon Flaming spoke with Tim, he was inspired by Tim's gratitude for the quick, expert care he received. Putting brush to canvas, Jon illustrated the magnitude of the donor's gift and the care that our team delivers to every grateful heart we're honored to serve.
Heart transplants are not customary for most heart attack victims, but with Tim's condition rapidly deteriorating, his wife asked our care team for a second opinion. Tim was transported to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where our team confirmed he needed a new heart.
Due to a typically shorter wait time for our transplant patients, we were able to provide the right donor heart for Tim at the right time. Tim knows he was lucky. And today, his mission is to spread awareness about heart disease and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.