The meaning of “Heart Mates”

(1)A concept to refer to the people who touch our hearts. Such as family, friends, and loved ones. It also refers to  people who have an LVAD, and those who support and care for them. Including, doctors, nurses, and other patients.

(2)The community of people who are waiting for a transplant has a deep relationship with one another. Through our illness we journey on, fight, and wait together as friends of the heart.

(3)The precious connection between the recipient and donor is forever bound.

(4)”Heart Mate Ⅱ” is the name of the LVAD I received.