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A grandfather who’s grateful for a second chance

Experiencing pressure in his chest simply from cutting the grass wasn’t a warning sign to Vito that his heart might not be healthy. It took a suggestion from his niece and the love of his wife and grandchildren to convince him to visit Advocate Heart Institute at Lutheran General Hospital for a healthy heart CT scan. The test identified significant issues resulting in heart surgery, which transformed Vito from a walking time-bomb to a grandfather who is thrilled still to this day for a second chance to enjoy his family.

The 2018 beneficiary of First Look for Charity is the Advocate Heart Institue, which includes the Advocate Children’s Heart Institue. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here. To make a gift, visit our website.