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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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November 16, 2018

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since mid Oct., what a slacker! the start of Nov. has been busy with a minivacation and another biopsy.

Joanna the dogs and I headed out to visit family and friends the first two weeks of November. 1st stop was Beloit WI to see Michele an old friend from here, Beloit’s nothing like the mountains! Had lunch in madison which is a beautiful college town, go Badgers. Then on to Munster to visit Joanna’s mom, and her sister’s family. always a great time catching up. Then 3 days in Kalamazoo where my sister and brother met us to spent time with our aunt Sue. Of course we had to get some beers at Bell’s Brewery and a Coney island hot dog. Joanna and I were able to catch up with my old friend as well.

My Nov. biopsy was again zero!! I now look forward to ski season and getting back on the slopes.

Have a Great Turkey Day and go Lions!

October 11, 2018

Snow-Snow-Snow! Raining here in Durango for the last 4 days straight, means the mountains are getting SNOW! Areas have been getting 2′ so far, enough for Wolf Creek to open. Things are really looking up so far for a great winter. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Spent last weekend in Telluride, took the camper up and stayed in town park. Our good friend Andre put on a dance show along with fellow instructor Claire with a flute performance. Incredibly talented people in our ski school and not just as skiers. While up there I did my first trail hike with Joanna and the dogs and our great friends Olivia and Cal. They were great sports hanging with me during the hike. The jud webbe trail is 2.7 miles with 1200′ vertical, I did it slow but steady and was totally spent at the end. Felt good though. I’ve posted a few pics from the day.

Next biopsy is mid November.

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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