On Thursday September 21, Linda had emergency open heart surgery for a dissected aorta at U Health Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. It is a very difficult surgery with high risks for the patient. Linda was in the operating room for about 10 hours. She had a skilled surgical team and the graft to the aorta was successful. She is recovering very slowly but has now moved out of the ICU. This page is not asking for donations, it is primarily a way to keep friends and family updated. Feel free to leave a message for Linda and we will read them to her in the hospital. I'm sure she would love to hear from you. Thank you for your support and prayers.