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Lives Cut Short by BAV and TAD 

These selected links speak to the  tragedy

that complex or untreated BAV and TAD

may cause.                                                                               

Lewis Grizzard - Writer

Richard Holbrooke - Diplomat Brad Rother - Played Football for Nebraska

Peter Shelinsky - Former Marine

Kyle Wilson - Swim Coach

In Loving Memory
One Day in December  This account describes what happened to three individuals with Thoracic Aortic Disease (TAD) on the same day in December 2004. The TAD details are factual, but the personal details and time line are altered to protect privacy. Any similarity to actual individuals and families is unintended. Read the story here.

Carrie Godbey

Beloved Wife of Lawrence, Mother of Sydney and Logan

Carrie Godbey was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome as a young girl. She also was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. She lost her life on June 26, 2006, to aortic dissection following the birth of her twins. Read Carrie’s Story Here.

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