I sit across from Bill and Elva Holland, their home filled with naval memorabilia from Bill’s career as a sailor. I’ve been here before. Bill and Elva have been friends to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for years, since Bill’s first heart surgery in 2000. For more than 20 years they’ve been dedicated to supporting other patients and the “important work” of the Heart Institute. I’ve had many chats with the two of them and I’ve heard their stories before, but this time is different, it’s their love story, the story of how their friendship began. They speak over each other as they share their memories, not really interrupting the other but rather finishing each other’s sentences, naturally filling in the gaps, the spaces, as though dancing.
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TO EACH OF US
It is with grace and courage that Heart Institute patients share their journey with heart disease. See how your donations have given the gift of time to so many in our community and inspire the ingenuity of our researchers in their quest to cure heart disease.
JOIN A WINNING TEAM…
There is something special at the Heart Institute that doesn’t exist in other places – a passion that we are using to build a great future. Together, hand in hand with donors to the Foundation, we have achieved a cardiac care center that is both world-class and world-renowned, a place in Ottawa that shines beyond our borders. Your investment in the Heart Institute has made this institution a powerhouse in our community while making an impact around the world. Thank you!
It has never been more urgent to accelerate research breakthroughs in cardiac treatment and prevention. The recent expansion, renovation, purchase of specialized equipment and recruitment of skilled clinicians and researchers has creating momentum to take on the battle against the most complex heart diseases, and win! Over the next five years, and with the continued support of our donor community, we will implement and execute an ambitious strategic research plan named ORACLE (Ottawa Region for Advanced Cardiovascular Research Excellence.)
ORACLE is all about cutting-edge research. We will be at the forefront of assessing trends and preparing to provide the best in patient care and tailored treatment. Valve disease, cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure will all increase exponentially within the next 30 years. Together we will find solutions.
Your generous donations to the Heart Institute Foundation have brought the future of cardiac care not only to Ottawa, but accessible to patients across Canada. With your continued support, we look forward to the next frontier, moving further together, discovering innovative, life-saving procedures and treatments, and always putting patients first.
Thank you for being with us on this journey.
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Researchers at the Heart institute are alive with ingenuity leading to new and innovative ways to prevent, treat and eventually conquer heart disease. Donate today and change the world for future generations by supporting urgently needed research.
You can help save a life in your community. By making a donation to the Heart Institute Foundation today, you will help us purchase specialized, life-saving equipment and support world class cardiac care and research.
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