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Testimonials: Cardiac Rehabilitation


Dewey Mallory

Cardiac Rehab Helped Him Get Back On The Run

Dewey Mallory

Husband, Father, Grandfather and Cardiac Rehab Patient

Breckenridge, Michigan

"There is no doubt cardiac rehabilitation saved my life. If I hadn’t gone there, I don’t think I would have made it."

Mary Ellen Smith

Cardiac Rehab Started Her Fitness Habit

Mary Ellen Smith

Scrapbooking Enthusiast and Cardiac Rehab Patient

Midland, Michigan

"Exercise was new to me, but cardiac rehab not only helped me recover from heart surgery, I also got my endurance back and lost a whole clothing size. Everyone is telling me how good I look, and that really made me feel better!"

Merrifield, Ellen

Changed Her Mind About Skipping Cardiac Rehab

Ellen Merrifield

Retiree and Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab Patient

Coleman, Michigan

“If your doctor says you should go to cardiac rehab, and you don’t want to go, GO! You’ll make progress. You’ll feel better, even breathe better. You’ll be happy you went.”

Matt Gulick

Don't Put It Off

Matt Gulick

Husband, Father, Health Care Professional and Reluctant Cardiac Catheterization Patient

Elwell, Michigan

"My advice to others is don’t do what I did. Don’t put it off. By having a cardiac cath, I now have peace of mind."

Bogel, Jane

Gave Up Her Walker for an Exercise Machine

Jane Bogel

Retiree, Gardener and Cardiac Rehabilitation Graduate

Midland, Michigan

“I got out of my wheelchair and now I’m able to walk without a walker or even a cane. I can talk without being winded. It was cardiac rehab that got me to this point.”

Ed North

He Gives Cardiac Rehab Thumbs Up

Ed North

Retired Plastics Research Chemist and Cardiac Rehab Patient

Midland, Michigan

"Because I followed the program, I am back and able to do everything similarly to the way I did prior to open heart surgery."

Tony Pieprzyk

He Sees a Better Future After Cardiac Rehabilitation 

Tony Pieprzyk

Husband and Father, Nature Photographer and Cardiac Rehabilitation Graduate

Midland, Michigan

“Whether young or old, people recovering from heart problems should go through cardiac rehabilitation. They’ll get the care they need and absolutely deserve.”

Kay Hale

Patient's Prescription Is Exercise and Laughter

Kay Hale

Avid Traveler and Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient

Midland, Michigan

"I would not even consider skipping cardiac rehabilitation. Not only does your body feel better, your head does too."

Salgat, Luz

Rebuilding Confidence and Strength

Luz Salgat

Wife, Mother and Cardiac Rehab Patient

Pinconning, Michigan

“People who have heart surgery definitely need to go to rehab. They can help you get better.”