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Family and friends of Dennis Huis are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Dennis has led an adventurous life and is currently facing his biggest one yet. Having dealt with atrial fibrillation issues for the past 10 years, he has now been diagnosed with a rare form of Amyloidosis causing congestive heart failure. Unfortunately the only cure is a heart transplant, since there’s no artificial means to keep him alive with his condition.

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September 18, 2018

whirlwind past couple of weeks. Eye doctor appt has revealed a cataract in my left eye, (already figured that since I can’t see crap out of it). So, my new philosophy is if something breaks on me, just replace it! I believe it’s been sped up due to the Prednisone (amazingly important drug, with amazingly varied and weird side effects), so I’m getting it taken care of in October. Last week was my 11th biopsy and it came back a big 0, first time I’ve looked forward to being a big 0! So my biopsies drop to bimonthly and if all continues to go well, I’ll go on a biannual testing schedule.

Blues and Brews this past weekend, a fabulous blues festival for 3 days and a grand tasting of over 60 microbrews (3 hours of free beer, nuff said).
Cindy and Jim along with deb & Karl, Karen and Tuck and Jeanie (from Park City), we all had a great time and listened to some excellent blues artists, Robert Plant, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Booker T, JJ Grey & Mofro, Andres Osborne among many other great names. Weather was sunny and warm so Telluride could show off it’s fall colors. For those who love music and the mountains, this is a bucket lister!

September 4, 2018

Sept. already. It’s snowed in Telluride this past week, only a dusting but it’s a good reminder to start really preparing for ski season!

Had another great visit by longtime friends and skiers, Mike and Kim from Charlotte, NC. It was great to see them, they had wanted to help mansit with me in Denver but I cut out early. I thought that was a pretty good excuse however. We’ve certainly had our fair share of visitors this summer, it was great and thanks to everyone who stopped by.

I continue to progress in gaining strength and stamina, settling in to biking and weights almost every day. Met with a personnel trainer and was set up with a good all around weight and strength routine. One thing that has shown up is an accelerated worsening of a cataract in my right eye, for which I’ll have surgery for this Oct. What the hell, if I can replace my heart why not the lens in my eye? Another biopsy coming up next week.

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July 11, 2018

That is so incredibly fantastic Dennis! and...really happy to see you back home too :-) Have fun with family in MI next week!


July 17, 2018

Great to have you both back in the 'hood!

Sharon Porter

July 17, 2018

Best of luck Dennis. You and your wife are awesome and courageous. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Warm Regards, Tom & Anne Jones

Thomas Jones

July 17, 2018

Hi Dennis, I am so glad to hear all is going so well for you and you get to go back to Durango! What a miracle. Roz

Roz Strong