Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are HELPFUL HOPEFUL HEART I am Mindy Carlson and was born with a bad mitral in 1966. I am a wife, mother, daughter and friend to many and I need your help! At age 34, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and A-fib - I have had a defibrillator pacemaker in place since. NOW I am in the end stages of heart failure and I am facing a LVAD, heart pump surgery, with possible heart transplant later.
We make many trips to Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN. The cost of insurance, hospital, doctors, insurance, prescriptions, co-pays, gas, motels, meals, insurance - on top of regular living expenses - are astronomical! Please contribute if you are financially able. Thank you and God Bless! it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.