Alice Santos had been feeling tired for a while. Then, one day at work she was having so much trouble breathing that somebody had to call 9-1-1. She needed heart surgery, but she had already had one heart surgery and didn't want to have another one. Only when Dr. Andrea Natale reassured her that everything would be OK did she feel like she could go with the operation. Santos' success was made possible, in part, because of philanthropists like Maurice Kanbar, for whom the cardiac center is named.
After suffering a heart attack at 32, Tiffany Butler needed a complex procedure offered only at Mills-Peninsula and one other California hospital.
Tyler was named starting quarterback of his high school football team. It was like a dream come true until the day he couldn’t catch his breath.
George Vaughn never had heart trouble until a sudden onset of ventricular fibrillation threatened his life.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old, Carol has spent her life dealing with complications of the disease.
Denny LeVett and his wife Jeanne decided it was time to make another major gift to PAMF, in honor of Duncan Matteson, as well as their friendship.