Saturday, November 17, 2012
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg,
and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
Dreams. What Are Our Dreams?
We dream of a time when every newborn has an aortic valve with three perfect leaflets, free of risk from infection.
We dream of a time when the aorta in our chests no longer weakens, thins, bulges, tears, ruptures . . . and our head and neck vessels are perfectly healthy.
Until that day, we have some other dreams.
We dream of no more sudden death, no more injury.
We dream of perfect BAV repairs and perfect replacement valves.
We dream that the "pictures" taken show clearly what is happening inside our chest.
We dream that we are believed when we say we are not anxious, that something is really wrong!
We dream that physicians know who needs their aorta replaced, and exactly when it should be done.
We dream of programs and centers that specialize in the lifelong care of BAV families.
We dream of support, compassion, and understanding for those with BAV/TAD everywhere, through out their journey through life.
Heart Angels Turn Dreams into Reality
After centuries of causing suffering and death, the bicuspid aortic valve is beginning to receive much needed attention. Our dreams will become reality with the help of angels, stirred in their hearts, to make it happen. Donations can be made through the Bicuspid Aortic Foundation Razoo Page
or via check to:
Bicuspid Aortic Foundation
30100 Town Center Drive, Suite O-299
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677