On December 20th of 2008 Angelo Cici experienced a congestive heart failure, pacemaker failure and renal failure all at the same time.His wife called the paramedics and Angelo was transported to Intensive Care where life saving surgery was performed on his heart. After coming back from the hospital he relapsed in 4 days and ended up in the hospital once again.This pattern kept repeating itself over and over again.

Not wanting to exhaust his and his wife’s life savings on medical expenses, Angelo made the difficult decision to stop all life supporting precedures and go home to die. At this stage Angelo was invited into a clinical study that had just been started at the High Desert Heart Institute.