ROD CAREW IS AN INSPIRATION ON AND OFF THE BALLFIELD

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The opening of another baseball season is always a magnificent time of hope and renewal. Anything is possible regardless where your favorite team finished the previous season in early October. After all, until that first game is in the record books, all teams are World Series hopefuls and tied for first at 0-0. And as April, oh so grudgingly this year, hopefully gives way to some seasonally warmer temperatures in May, and then as each…

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Success stories like Rod Carew’s credited for boost in Upper Midwest organ donors

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Social media has helped spread stories — such as the donation by an ex-football player that resulted in a recent heart and kidney transplant for Minnesota baseball legend Rod Carew, shown with member of the donor’s family. Organ donations reached record levels in Minnesota and neighboring states in 2017 — as did the number of people willing to donate in the future, according to the LifeSource organ procurement agency. Decisions last year by 184 grieving…

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ROD CAREW I HAVE A FERRARI IN MY BODY Thanks to My New Heart!!

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Rod Carew says he feels like a “superman” with his new heart and kidney … telling TMZ Sports he’s only getting stronger since suffering a major health scare 2 years ago. ICYMI — Carew experienced a massive heart attack back in 2015. Just months later, he received a heart transplant from Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland … who died from a brain aneurysm when he was 29. Carew — who was a part of the ’18 Rose Bowl Parade — says…

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MLB legend Rod Carew discusses ‘the gift of time’ and the 2018 Rose Parade

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For Mary and Ralf Reuland, the image of their son Konrad Reuland’s face appearing on this year’s Donate Life Rose Parade float is bittersweet. On one hand, it’s a reminder that Konrad is gone. On the other hand, it’s an opportunity to remember his generosity — and inspire viewers worldwide to designate their organs for donation. “Coming to these bigger events, it’s not like a dream world, it’s reality, and it hits us emotionally,” said…

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HeartMate™ II REBIRTHDAY

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CELEBRATING MORE REBIRTHDAYS WITH HEARTMATE™ II LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE Experience makes a difference. To date, over 25,000 heart failure patients have received the HeartMate II™ LVAD. Many have passed the 5-year milestone on therapy, with some still on therapy after 10-plus years—living proof for over a decade that HeartMate II delivers predictable surgical and clinical performance for improved outcomes. 80% OF HEARTMATE II LVAD RECIPIENTS REVERSE THE SYMPTOMS OF THEIR HEART-FAILURE CONDITIONS. EXPERIENCE MAKES A…

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