Dec 21, 2018 Latest post:
Apr 30, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Royce’s athletic and active life began to change in 2011, when he developed symptoms as he finished the Chicago Marathon which he had never experienced before. Later, during a routine procedure, he was noted to have an abnormal heart rhythm. Since then, he has had a steady decline in the function of his heart, and was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy with an increasingly abnormal heart rhythm. A couple of years ago, he had an internal defibrillator implanted and recently this little device, along with a slew of medications and lifestyle changes, has been busy keeping his heart going. Recently things have worsened significantly and Royce was placed on the transplant list earlier this year. This week, he was emergently airlifted to University of Colorado hospital in Denver and due to his worsening status, will be transplanted with a donor heart tonight!!! He is ready for this, looking forward to a chance to resume some of the activities he loves so much and misses so desperately. We are optimistic and ready too, but we are all obviously a bit scared and anxious about what is coming in this new chapter. All of us who love Royce know that he is the most loving and kindhearted person in the world, and that there are lots of others who love him like we do! We’re hoping this site will help us update you all, and make it easy for you to send your well wishes and prayers! He needs them all and so do we!!