A year after the procedure, Jamie’s gratitude for the care he received at Ohio State has taken several forms. Jamie’s dad suffered his fatal stroke at the same age that Jamie is now.
“I’m thankful because I lost my parents when I was younger. My dad died when I was 28, and my mom died when I was 16. My dad never even met Kristin, much less Cooper.”
Cancer has touched Kristin’s family – a sister and her father were both stricken by it – and she and Jamie have supported The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
They also are supporters of the Ross Heart Hospital, making a gift to help the cardiac surgery simulation center. The facility will give young cardiovascular surgeons an opportunity to further their skills outside of their work with patients.