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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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January 21, 2019

Snow!! I’m happy to report I’ve been forced to ski 18″ of fresh powder over the last weekend, life is tough. Successfully made it through all the snow and teaching some all day lessons, legs pretty tired however. The good thing is my motor smoothly turned over the whole time.

Last week was a happy and busy visit to Denver for my two month check up. No biopsy since I’ll be getting one next month. Did have a echocardiogram and a blood test for a serious virus noted as CMV. The tests were all positive, there was no CMV present and the echo was great. So I’m off prednisone and the expensive antiviral drug.

On an even a happier event, we heard from our Donor family. They were expremely pleased to hear from me and look forward to hearing all the things I’m now doing. My donors name was Jordan, it’s really great and comforting to know the persons name. I’m working on an answer and to review the things my new heart and I are doing.

January 14, 2019

Well I did do the 11 straight days but I then did 3 more days on top of that. I’m laying low for 2 days, not doing much except catching up with things like this page. It’s been snowing here for two days, and we’re getting more snow than predicted, no such thing as too much snow! Can’t wait to ski a bit tomorrow in some fresh powder.

On another note, Joanna and I had some exciting news from my coordinator. They’ve received a letter from the family of my donor! I wrote to them about 6 weeks ago, so we’re super anxious to read the note. We’ll pick it up this week when I go for another biopsy.

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December 10, 2018

So glad you got that sinus infection quickly under control, Dennis. And to see you back on the slopes is the most beautiful sight ever!!! Love the photo! Enjoy the snow, as we know you will! We think of you and Joanna often and wish you the happiest of holidays coming up. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year! Lots of love, Bebo and Dennis (and we know Nisty joins in these sentiments too - who, thanks in a big way to your and Joanna's warm hospitality and support, is happily thriving in Durango, finishing up her fall semester next week).

Bebo and Dennis

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