Pat Gets Her “Bucket List” Wish During Double Heart Valve Surgery
By Adam Pick on June 28, 2011
I’m not sure the Human Genome Project detected it, but I think we all maintain a unique gene that enables us to wish. Some people wish for peace. Some people wish for wealth. Most people, in this community, wish for healthy hearts.
Interestingly, Pat Studebaker had a lifelong wish to witness a heart surgery. Thanks to the Never Too Late organization and Doctor Marc Gerdisch, MD, Pat got her wish last week.
Dr. Marc Gerdisch Explains Heart Valve Surgery To Pat Studebaker
At the St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pat Studebaker saw Dr. Gerdisch perform a 5-hour, double heart valve surgery.
Reflecting on the experience, the 84-year old Studebaker stated, “I got to see Dr. Gerdisch hold a heart in his hand. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.”
Pat Studebaker Observes Dr. Gerdisch During The 5-Hour Heart Surgery
If you did not know, Never Too Late is a fantastic organization that grants wishes to seniors. Thus far, the organization has organized over 2,200 wishes. Dr. Gerdisch is the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis. With a clinical focus on mitral valve repair, Doctor Gerdisch, cardiac surgeon, has performed over 3,500 cardiac procedures.
Keep on tickin’ Pat!