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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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March 19, 2018

Jimmy is here and settled into the mansitter role. We went out to the reservoir here in Aurora just to walk around the dam. They have a 9 mile paved loop around the lake and a lot of waterfowl. Plus the dogs love to get lots of sniffs in.
I feel so good, like I did 10 years ago, it’s wild to feel so normal again. Had a good walk and I’m definitely getting stronger. Can’t wait to get started on PT. My next and last weekly biopsy is this wednesday, so I hope the positive results continue.
We’re having breakfast at a Denver legend tomorrow, Sam’s #3, then out to the arsenal to see what spring birds are passing through.

March 18, 2018

Brother happy is sadly leaving today, but will be replaced by my brother in law Jim. He’ll be just as much fun and I’m looking forward to spending time with him. Joanna is back in Telluride finishing out the season with clients and will be able to come back in early April.
On my part, things are still going smoothly, almost scarily so. My biopsy came back 0 again, so no signs of rejection. I’ve got one more next week then we’ll go to twice a month while I’m here. Every day I seem to get stronger and can do more physically, the last two days have been great, but today I feel like things have caught up to me. So it’ll be a rest day!

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March 19, 2018

Dennis, You are in our prayers. Jim & Barbara Edmanson

James Edmanson

March 19, 2018

So glad to hear your excellent recovery news, Dennis! Very sorry I missed the reunion with you, Joanna, Mic and Elizabeth on Thursday, but I did see Mic and E the next day and they so enjoyed their time with you and gave a great report on your progress. Hoping to catch you and Joanna in April. We’d love to go watch birds with you! Dennis and I send lots of love your way. Happy Spring!!!!


March 14, 2018

Hi Dennis, I so happy you got your new ticker. Best wishes, Tom McHugh Katies brother

Tom McHugh

March 14, 2018

We were so worried, and hesitated to put positive words to this website. Now, both George and I are amazed and grateful that Denny is on his way back to full strength, with a new heart that will beat its way into the next phase of his life. Sending Denny and Jo heartiest congratulations and continued success and recovery. We love you both and are so happy for this truly miraculous outcome.

Brenda and George Grober