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Casting a lifeline to hearts in need

29 Nov 2022

Established in 1951 with its headquarters in Albany, Georgia in the southern USA, The Mended Hearts, Inc. (MHI) is the world’s largest cardiovascular patient support network with a membership that has grown from more than 6,000 in 2018 to more than 90,000 today and on trajectory to have 100,000 members by December 2022.

Who are the members of MHI? They are all very much like their director, Al Voss, who joined in 2016 after experiencing a heart attack – dedicated, driven, focused. They are made up of volunteer patients and caregivers. When Al isn’t on one of his frequent trips or speaking engagements, his dog Stella (an English Retriever) provides steady office support, lying peacefully at the office door. In fact, Stella became a local celebrity when the TV station that featured the organization included her in their story too.

Read Al’s full story here.


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