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In The News: Heart Failure Patient Tiffany Dunn Stays at HeartBrothers House

We invite you to read this inspiring story about a young mom and heart transplant survivor—Tiffany Dunn—who stayed at the HeartBrothers House during her treatment in Boston.

Through heart failure, stroke, and transplant, a young mother powered on

By Bill Nemitz | May 9, 2021

This is the Mother’s Day Tiffany Dunn has been living for.

“I’m excited to have some steaks on the grill, play in the yard,” Tiffany, 33, said with a happy laugh during an interview on Friday. “It’s going to be my first time untethered to anything. All the pictures that I’ve had in the last two years, I’ve had a bag strapped around me.”

Tiffany and her husband, Mike, have a little girl named Isla, who will turn 3 in July. Someday when she’s older, little Isla will come to understand the full story of how she came into this world. At the center of the tale, she’ll find a superhero – also known as Momma.

“It all started with her,” Tiffany said.

Mike Dunn (Tiffany’s husband):

“The HeartBrothers Foundation has been a godsend in our time of need. After spending two nights in an expensive and unfriendly hotel near the hospital, we were approved to use a HeartBrothers apartment at Church Park. The unit was very clean, had WiFi, had beautiful views, and was very convenient for parking. It was only minutes away from the hospital and had many shops and restaurants nearby.

It was so nice to feel like I had a home base during the stressful times while my wife was in the hospital for her heart transplant. I had never experienced staying in downtown Boston before and I couldn’t believe how inexpensive and accessible the HeartBrothers apartment was. We have since used it for some of my wife’s follow-up appointments as well.

We are so grateful that HeartBrothers made our Boston visits much easier to afford and manage. We can’t thank you enough for your compassion and kindness.”


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