Dear Dr. Fontana,

No words can adequately express my gratitude. I truly feel like you have given me my life back.

In March and April, I expected that my life could soon be over. I couldn't walk without gasping for air. I required a wheelchair and assistance even to see my doctors. I was gifting my belongings and writing my last wishes to my family.

On the morning of May 1st when I felt I could no longer breathe, I desperately dialed 911 and told my children “goodbye” I wanted them to know I loved them one more time.

But on May 5th you and your TAVR team performed a TAVR on me. Your knowledge, ability and talent gave everything back to me. At three weeks after my surgery I could walk upstairs to play with my 4 yr. old grandson, I can go shopping and I'm even entertaining another family trip to Disneyland.

I have a new life to live thanks to you, Dr. Dev and all the Amazing Team.

I thank you so very munch

Mary Mulhall