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Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing to you today about my loving husband, Bill Troutman. At the young age of 42, Bill suffered his first heart attack. Since that time Bill has suffered several more heart attacks, has had numerous procedures done to his heart, three open heart surgeries and a pacemaker-defibrillator implanted. In 2007 Bill was diagnosed with Lymphoma and went thru chemotherapy while putting him into remission, the drugs were very toxic to his heart. At that point he was in end stage heart failure.

Updates (3)

March 7, 2014

3-5-14 Travelled to HUP for two week biopsy, spiked a fever & was admitted & diag with multifocal pneumonia.

February 15, 2014

Bill is excited for his discharge from the rehab facility this Monday 2-17-14. He will have a heart biopsy early that day and an afternoon appt so it will be a late day discharge. We will stay overnight at the Gift of Life Family House and drive home the next day!


December 1, 2013

Bill and Kim
This is Bill we met a couple a weeks ago at the Gift of Life House.I hope you are doing ok and had a nice Thanksgiving. I was just checking to see how you are doing and what did the doctors say about your listings on the transplant list

Bill Ravenkamp(

November 8, 2012

I know Bill will get through this. We wish you and your family the best. I wish I could do more.


October 17, 2012

Kim and Billy,
You both have been through so much, your strenth is amazing,hanging in there, God will see you through. If there is something I can do let me know, thanks.

Nancy Miller Bechtel