March 31, 2015, the phone rang and all I remember hearing is, “Liz, we have your dad and we think he’s having a heart attack…” I couldn’t remember details beyond those words. I raced to the hospital a couple of blocks away beating the ambulance transporting Dad from Elma to New Hampton.  The doctors worked diligently to save his life.  With lots of prayers and the best cardiology team we could ask for, my father today enjoys watching his grandchildren grow! 

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