August 26, 2014 mhyh 0

Two years ago I had the honor of meeting Stephen Okeyo, a fellow heart transplant patient. He was 24 years old, a student at Calvin College, and one who openly affirmed God’s grace in his young life. Sadly, after graduating from college in May, and living with great hea …

Part 4: My Recovery

June 13, 2014 mhyh 0

The word recovery includes synonyms such as: revival, resurgence, revitalization. For the first six months after my transplant, I would have had difficulty using any of these words to describe my recovery. Though my doctors kept assuring me that I was doing great, I did not f …

Part 3: My Donor, Our Hero

June 2, 2014 mhyh 0

Five months to the day after I received my new heart, I received yet another blessing. In the mail was a letter from my donor family. Before I even opened the envelope, I was overwhelmed with tears. Amidst their pain, they had reached out to me, and I knew that in a moment I …

Part 2: My Diseased Heart

May 30, 2014 mhyh 0

Six hours after receiving the¬†call, stating that a heart was gifted to me, we arrived at the Cleveland Clinic. I walked into the ICU at 8:30am where I was prepped for surgery. They placed IV and arterial lines, drew several tubes of blood, and we spoke with my surgeons. My f …

Part 1: Unwavering Gratitude

May 15, 2014 mhyh 0

Unwavering Gratitude Part 1: The Call   Allow me to re-introduce myself. I am Judy Bode, Co-Founder of myHeart yourHands, kindred friend of Stephanie Zimmerman. Together we founded MHYH while I was in end stage heart failure, awaiting heart transplant. My heart failed du …

Long Days

April 3, 2014 mhyh 0

“You know it’s been a long day when you’re cooking dinner and 10 minutes into it you realize you forgot to turn on the burner and the oven so absolutely nothing is cooking…” We’ve ALL walked through the door at the end of not just a long tr …

Late Effects Side Effects Resources

November 13, 2013 mhyh 1

Survivors, myHeart is pleased to provide you with a list of late side effects resources compiled by Dr. Tiffany Scharadin. Dr. Scharadin is involved in molecular research within the oncology field at the University of California in Davis, CA. Tiffany is also the daughter of t …

United States: Survivorship Clinics

October 16, 2013 mhyh 0

myHeart, yourHands is pleased to be able to provide you, the cancer survivor, with the most up-to-date, comprehensive list of long term follow up, survivorship clinics within the 50 states. Please click on the link below to gain access to this information. Survivorship Clinics

Quiet Heroes

October 2, 2013 mhyh 0

As many of you know I delivered the keynote address at the 9th Annual Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes here in Atlanta last Saturday. Quiet Heroes is a kindred community of moms whose children are facing, have faced, and likely, some who will face cancer in the future. I’d l …