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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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July 16, 2018

Very eventful weekend. I did my first bile ride since the transplant, 14 miles in just over an hour. I am so stoked and motivated to do more this summer. Leaving for Denver today for the monthly biopsy, and also a neuropsych test. This should prove I’m as crazy as ever!

July 16, 2018

Holy Smokes! I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything for this long. I’m sorry to all you who are following this, I will try to do better.

The 416 fire has finally been tamed, the firefighting crews did a truly heroic job of saving structures. Not one structure was lost in the 54,000 acres of fire. Thank goodness for some rain that FINALLY moved into the area.

On my front all continues to progress magnificently! I cannot thank the donor, and the staff at UC health. Rehab is almost over, and I’ve been cleared to ride my bike outside as well as get in some golf, pretty much cleared to do what I’m able to. Went for am overnite camp at Camp Hale in Leadville, CO, can’t wait to get in some more.

Our lives here have finally slowed a little with Joanna catching up on her work and Brian needing me less and less for irrigation help. Joanna was able to guide a trip on the Colorado Trail over the 4th (hence my trip to Leadville) and is attending a festival in Telluride this weekend. We caught up with some good friends from Wisc. and several friends are coming to visit this next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to show off the new and improved me!

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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