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Maine brewer's passion for fellow heart transplant patients beats stronger every day

September 29, 2022 "Tom Bull received a new heart nearly four years ago after his own couldn't pump enough blood and oxygen to support the rest of the organs in his body. That gift of life inspired the longtime brewer to become bullish on supporting other heart transplant recipients on their journeys to recovery.  Bull is considered a pioneer in Maine's brewing industry. He founded two of the state's first lager breweries -- a career that got sidelined by heart failure, a condition the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said impacts more than 6 million people across the US..."

Golf tournament to honor Duxbury dad

Gustin Golf Classic takes place Monday in Marshfield

July 29, 2022 - "MARSHFIELD – The life of avid golfer and Duxbury resident Mike Gustin will be celebrated at the 6th annual Gustin Golf Classic from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at the Marshfield Country Club, 515 Moraine St. Gustin battled heart disease for more than 20 years and the event raises money for the HeartBrothers Foundation, which supports people with heart failure and their families..." 

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CNN: The Human Factor

Organ Donation Leads to Friendship

June 23, 2022 - "HeartBrother Hamid Mahdavy tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his heart transplant story and the meaningful relationship he has created with his donor's mom, Charlene Slater-Roosevelt." 


A Heart for the Game: Keshler Gets ‘Round of a Lifetime’

June 18, 2022 "With a wake-up call before 5 a.m. every morning, you won’t find Jordan Keshler moaning while tying his boots or grumbling on his commute to work at Barker Brook Golf Club in central New York. A passion for golf has Keshler working as course superintendent at the same course his parents once owned. That passion flows in his veins, and he has a new outlook on life — even that sunny pre-dawn disposition — thanks to a heart transplant that has the 41-year-old feeling lively on the links again..."

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NBC Boston 10 News

Mass. Nonprofit Works to ‘Bridge the Gap' of Heart Health Inequity

May 30, 2022 - "Heart disease hits Black people at a higher rate than any other group in America, but it's a problem that doesn't need to exist and a local group is working to change the statistics. For Kyree Miller, the fight to help communities of color improve their heart health is very personal. He knows what it feels like to die..."


Local foundation helping families find housing near Boston hospitals

April 1, 2021 - "Transplant patients and their families go through a tremendous amount of stress figuring out all the logistics associated with such a big surgery. For example, many patients travel out of town to get to a hospital, which can perform this type of surgery. Karen Klimczak of Avon, Connecticut came to Tufts Medical Center to receive a heart transplant on New Year’s Eve..."

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Foundation supports patients and families during transplant process

February 16, 2021 - "When a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, family often wants to be close by. Geography can make that hard, so a local foundation found a solution, with a luxury apartment near every major Boston hospital..."


5 FOR GOOD: HeartBrothers Foundation

January 30, 2020 - "Larry Williams and Mike Ashworth met in the hardest of circumstances. Williams was in need of a heart transplant and was too sick to leave Tufts Medical Center. Ashworth, a volunteer with the HeartBrothers Foundation, paid him a visit... 'We have firsthand experience of what happens to your body, what happens to your mind,' Ashworth said. All HeartBrothers volunteers, which include women, are survivors of Heart Failure which is a chronic, progressive condition. Ashworth had already had a heart transplant when he met Williams..."

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The Heart Chooses The Person

November 21, 2019 - "A rare friendship between a heart transplant recipient and his donor's family surprises even the doctors at Tufts Medical Center, who've been working in the field for decades..."


Heart transplant patient who counseled others finally going home

September 6, 2017 - "There will be a lot of bittersweet tears Thursday at Tufts Medical Center, where a patient who waited more than a year for a heart transplant will be discharged. On his last full day in the hospital, one of Larry Williams’ best friends dropped by to say thank you..."

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