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Henry R. Recipient

My Wife Made Me a Wonderful LVAD Vest! Email us For FREE INSTRUCTIONS at hankpattyrichmond@sbcglobal.net New 2019

PLEASE EMAIL US DIRECTLY FOR INSTRUCTIONS at HANKPATTYRICHMOND@SBCGLOBAL.NET.  We have received and filled more than 300 requests for the LVAD vest instructions. We hope that you were able to make your vest and are enjoying its benefits. If you would like to email us pictures of your creations, I can post them here. Thanks!

My name is Hank Richmond. I received my LVAD on Friday the 13th of June, 2014, and am doing well after almost five years. I want to share with you the vest that my wife Patty made for me for my Heartmate II gear. I've been wearing them (I have had at least 10 in all) since September 2014. I needed something comfortable and balanced that would fit under my shirt. After some experiments, she came up this one, see pictures. It's very comfortable, I forget I'm wearing it, and I can play golf in it! The wires are tucked away and protected too. Patty made a word document with pictures and instructions on how she made the vest. You can adapt it to your own size and desires. I would be happy to send the instructions to you, just send your request to the email above. We wish you a strong recovery with your LVAD.

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Susan S.

Yes can you send pictures and more info. Always looking for more comfortable wear for my husband. Thank you❤️
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Brenton L.

Are you looking for something that is made and will be shipped out within 24 hours?

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See the full line of LVAD Clothing including HeartWare and HeartMate specific backpacks, sleeping belts and a selection of vest options at www.lvadgear.com.

Everything ships out within 24 hours. Check out www.LVADGear.com today!

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Joan M.

Hello,

My brother is having LVAD surgery next week and I would like to surprise him with a vest.  Can you please forward the pattern to:  mcfadyenjoan@gmail.com

thank you!!

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june B.

Would this vest work with a Heartmate 3? Can women wear this vest as well?

June B.

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Hanunah U.

Thank you for sharing your Vest, it looks comfortable. I like the way it conceals the wires and batteries and how they are positioned! Can it be used by a female LVADi?

Hanunah 

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Richard B.

wHEN YOU ARE IN a cooler climate Patty's design is absolutely the best I have used.  My wife has adjusted the design slightly to take into account my short trunk.  For warmer weather Frances Cupiolo's shirt available on Etsy is the best.  Frances will adjust battery pockets and other things to adjust for your body shape.

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Richard B.

wHEN YOU ARE IN a cooler climate Patty's design is absolutely the best I have used.  My wife has adjusted the design slightly to take into account my short trunk.  For warmer weather Frances Cupiolo's shirt available on Etsy is the best.  Frances will adjust battery pockets and other things to adjust for your body shape.