Marfan Syndrome patient gives back by volunteering

Cardiovascular Health Improvement Project is dedicated to the study of cardiovascular disease

Angela-Rosinski-and-daughter-Areyana-IMG_1456Angela Rosinski was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome after experiencing an aortic dissection as well as other aortic complications. Her condition and subsequent treatment at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center led her to a decision to give back to U-M by becoming involved in the Cardiovascular Health Improvement Project. The program recruits volunteers to better understand cardiovascular disease and expand treatment for patients.

Angela shares her story:

I was perfectly healthy my entire life — until four years ago, on December 23, when I began to feel that something was very wrong with me. At first, I suspected indigestion, but the feeling continued. After lying down for a while with no results, I called my mom, who could hear the fear in my voice. Continue reading