Anne Marie Pinel
1979 (Open Heart Surgery)
September 13, 1984 (Fontan Procedure)
May 24, 2012 (Open Heart Surgery)
September 17, 2015 (Transplant)
I was born with a congenital heart defect and my first life-saving heart surgery, the day I was born, was done at the Heart Institute. Today, the transplant team is there to monitor my new heart and take care of my concerns as a recipient of the gift of life. The heart institute has been my home. I am very lucky for people at the Heart Institute that have cared and continue to care for me today.