We were recently contacted by one of the pediatric patients, Natalie, that benefitted from our pediatric therapeutic pillows following her open-heart surgery. She wished to share her story to help reassure any other kids who will be undergoing similar surgery. Of course, sharing patient testimonials is one of our favorite things to do so we […]
Shawnee Fischer Christensen:
I wanted to share our story. Your pillows not only bring your patients comfort but also a grieving spouse who unexpectedly lost the love of their life after needing heart surgery at age 47. My best friend, husband, and father.
Today marks six months that my heart has been forever changed. This Heart pillow […]
“My pillow is my badge of honor.”
After 31 years of working in the corporate world, Skip Sturtz decided it was time to pay his success forward and pursue his calling to save a life as a living kidney donor. Here’s his story.
Skip Sturtz is what some would call a jack of all trades, and […]
Eric Douglas leads an active life. He is a traveler, a scuba diver, and a former CPR and dive instructor. When he began exhibiting symptoms of cardiac problems, the reality was too difficult to bear. After a heart attack and failed stress test, Eric went through an intense cardiac surgery. With the help of therapeutic […]
I found out Mason had hypoplastic left heart syndrome when I was 24 weeks pregnant. The doctors told me that he would need a series of 3 heart surgeries, the Norwood, Glenn, and Fontan.
Mason was born at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee. He had his first heart surgery when he was only 6 days old. […]
“[My pillow] is so awesome, and I used it all the time.”
When you need a liver transplant, the waiting is hard. But Jasmine never gave up hope. What she didn’t realize until later was her Shumsky Therapeutic Pillow turned out to be an important recovery tool. Here’s her story.
Jasmine was diagnosed with Hepatitis C over […]
“[The lung pillow] was such a nice gesture. It was something different that was his size and only for him.”
Jennifer Ashby has struggled with congenital heart defects since she was young, so she’s no stranger to its difficulties. But when her 18-month-old son had open heart surgery for Atrial Septal Defect and to tighten his […]
“I would literally panic if I misplaced [my pillow], left it in another room.”
On her way to a relaxing session at her regular nail salon, Gail’s life changed dramatically. A massive heart attack lead to bypass surgery, an overwhelming medical situation she hadn’t suspected or ever considered. Here is Gail’s story.
“[My pillow] was a badge of honor. It symbolized everything I’d been through.”
Sometimes heart failure is not a result of lifestyle choices; in fact, a fluke outside your control can cause it. In Brandi’s case, an infection from a brief stay in a hospital settled in her heart, causing damage to her valves. She had […]
“Before you have surgery, try to get one of these pillows.”
Sometimes complications crop up after one surgery that take you down a completely different path. Bill Hamilton was in the hospital recovering from lung cancer surgery when his lung collapsed and he had to have a lobectomy. He said the Shumsky Therapeutic Pillow that his […]
“[My pillow] made me feel like they actually cared about me.”
Imagine needing open heart surgery in your early 30s. Ashley Serna learned several years ago that she had a hole in her heart. It was a birth defect no one had found until then.
Ashley was struggling. She had chest pains and shortness of breath, but […]
“It’s nice to have that pillow and know that someone cares about you.”
Ron Sabino grew up in New York City, a melting pot of people from around the world. He made it a point to learn how to say something in different languages. What he didn’t know at the time was how caring people from […]