Hey, Friends! This week marks my fourth year after my HeartMate 3 LVAD pump surgery. I have gained some insights along the way, and I thought I would begin to share. So, we have decided to publish our “All about the LVAD blood pump” post to celebrate this milestone.
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Friends, we have less than 4 weeks to go! VIDEO: In this short video, I share a brief reminder of the event and why I am rooting for this cause. [...]
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Two Boston heart patients bond over shared struggle



BOSTON MA. - SEPTEMBER 7: LVAD recipient Bouba Diemé jogs playfully ahead of Julius Johnson a young man who also has an LVAD and who Bouba has helped at the Boston Heart walk at the Esplanade on September 7, 2019. (Staff Photo By Jim Mahoney/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)



In the prelude to the Boston Heart Walk, we had an interview with the Boston Herald. Fellow LVAD recipient, Julius Johnson and I talked about how facing heart disease brought us together to become friends. [...]
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​The picture of me in the hospital if from my operation, early 2017 – and no re-admission since


​Healthy eating is a good idea for everyone but it is even more important for people living with a heart pump.

My pump is the Left Ventricular Assist Device or LVAD. It is the latest, Heartmate3 by Thoratec (now Abbott). So far, it’s proven to be the best in its class. [...]
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