SUSAN'S HEART LINE

Susan Hattie Steinsapir

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Paula -- (alati@accessone.com) -- Mon Jan 29 14:15:07 PST 1996

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and up date us. I'm not sure I could have done that. My thoughts are of you and your loss. Paula A.


Sue Callaway -- (callaws@govonca2.gov.on.ca) -- Mon Jan 29 13:29:03 PST 1996

Andreas: I just wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family with the loss of Susan. She was a big part of rfc and will be sorely missed. I always knew that her postings would be wonderful. My thoughts and prayers during this time are sent to you.


Melissa Probst -- (melissa@spanky.jpl.nasa.gov) -- Mon Jan 29 12:43:16 PST 1996

Andreas, Though I never met Susan, my life was touched by her. God bless you and give you the strength to deal with your loss.


Mary Panza -- (mpanza@adobe.com) -- Mon Jan 29 12:07:51 PST 1996

Andreas, I don't know if you'll even be reading these postings anymore. But if you do, please know that we are all supporting you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and give you strength.


Eileen Holze -- (Beck4@pipeline.com) -- Mon Jan 29 11:56:09 PST 1996

Andreas, I have been anxiously and nervously checking your page as well as r.f.c. for updates on Susan's condition. I can't tell you how sorry I am for you and your family. I know that Susan is finally at peace, but knowing this doesn't make it any easier for those left behind. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. I will pray for you. Eileen


mo miller -- (miller@miles.ucdavis.edu) -- Mon Jan 29 09:01:39 PST 1996

Susan, you and I go back to our "party"days in 1979, remember? I remember the great Haloween parties, especially the one at SAl's garage. You've been such a good friend to me over the years, even though we didn't see much of each other in the last few, you've been a source of inspiration - your personal strength, your intelligent humor, your wicked laugh, and your endless line of cats, the king of which has to be the late "Jerry Brown". I hope you know that Lisa, Jay and I, along with practically the entire networld, are doing all we can to send healing messages to you. Be strong girl. We love you very much. -- Mo, Lisa and Jay


Carrie Leonard -- (carrie@kestrel.umd.edu) -- Mon Jan 29 06:19:35 PST 1996

Andreas - I feel so much for you. I am recently married and know how much my husband means to me -- even though I can't say I know what you're going through, I do feel for you! I hope that you are okay and I think about both of you all the time. All my love - Carrie


Karen Mann -- (Karen.Mann@naemt.magsystems.com) -- Mon Jan 29 00:46:14 PST 1996

Hang in there Susan! You too, Andreas! Sounds like your new heart is working just fine. My prayers are with you both. Andreas, I have a feeling I will soon know how you feel. I leave later today fopr Texas (from Michigan) to be with my grandfather and the rest of the family as he undegoes a Quadruple bypass. He had one 8 years ago, and needs another one, but may not live to make it off the surgery table as he is very fragile. I am a paramedic with advanced cardiac training and my grandmother really wants me there to interpret the monitors for her, so I have a feeling it is going to be a long week or two for me, also. Especially after a 36 hour drive just to get there and another one to get home. Hopefully when I come back, I will see that you are both home, ejoying all the great cooking that home offers and letting your cats know how much you adore them. GET WELL SOON!!!!!


Mary Ash -- (smile@owens.ridgecrest.ca.us(Mary Ash)) -- Sun Jan 28 16:12:52 PST 1996

We will remember the two of you in our prayers tonight. God bless and keep you both. Mary and family


Run Harush -- (shuster@c1.bgu.edu.il) -- Sat Jan 27 15:28:21 PST 1996

Hello susan, my name is run and i am from israel, i hope you will get well, and that someday soon you will find a heart that could be transplanted in your body. i found your story touching, and i found this link ake a very good example of the good things the internet can do to make people closer. my best wishes, and A WARM WARM GET WELL ! - Run harush, isreal.


paula a. -- (alati@accessone.com) -- Sat Jan 27 12:59:45 PST 1996

Congrats on the new heart Susan. Isn't it strange to have lost an entire week? Trust me, you didn't miss much (aside from the obvious). Start limbering up those fingers to rejoin us on rfc! Paula A.


Mike Peraaho -- (mperaaho@uslink.net) -- Fri Jan 26 18:16:16 PST 1996

I live in northern Minnesota. The last few days the nightime temperature has been around -30 to -40 degrees. You have a lot warmer weather than Minnesota. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Best wishes.


Cassandra Kenfield -- (kenfield@dimensional.com) -- Fri Jan 26 07:20:09 PST 1996

When I got home and checked the newsgroup I saw your good news.. my throat got all tight and my eyes misty...I just got back from helping my Uncle through his first week without his wife of nearly 60 years!!!- he is doing ok, really. My wish is for you two to have all theattime and more and as good a love as they had..and still do! God bless!!!! Cassandra and bon appetit!!!!


Jan Penovich -- (jpenovic@encore.com) -- Fri Jan 26 07:08:53 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas I am so happy for you. I'm praying for your swift and complete recovery. We're all waiting for you to start posting to the group again.


Jennifer -- (jregener@is.ge.com) -- Fri Jan 26 06:39:50 PST 1996

Congratulations Susan and Andreas! I'm so happy for you both. I'm yet ANOTHER rfc lurker who has been following your progress every day - I check on this site at work in the morning and at home in the evening... God bless you guys! Best wishes for a VERY speedy recovery. Love, Jennifer


Johannes Schroeder -- (rubduck@muc.de) -- Fri Jan 26 04:56:10 PST 1996

Hello Susan, I wish you that you have the best regeneration for this operation. I hope with you that your new life will happier than the old. I had also a heart operation last year. My heartache is different from yours. I have the so called atrial switch. It is a very simple felling of survive but it is the best felling that I ever had. Best regards Joe called rubduck.


Sophie Best -- (sophie@dynamic.com.au) -- Fri Jan 26 01:20:41 PST 1996

Susan, My prayers are with you. Love Sophie


Audrey Ettinger -- (ajetting@artsci.wustl.edu) -- Thu Jan 25 14:38:25 PST 1996

Dear Susan, Although I only know you from my sporadic reading of rec.food.cooking, I've thought a lot about you in the last few days. I laughed for a long time about your being on the toilet when the Rabbi was located. I wish you the best of health, and look forward to getting cooking advice again from you soon!!!


Mary Panza -- (mpanza@adobe.com) -- Thu Jan 25 07:54:26 PST 1996

Congratulations, Susan and Andreas! The hardest part - the waiting is over. Now we can all pray for a speedy and straightforward recovery. You have 3 weeks until Valentine's Day, but I think this was the best present everyone on r.f.c could've wished for you both.


Suzana M Avila -- (avila@guarany.cpd.unb.br) -- Thu Jan 25 05:22:27 PST 1996

Hi! I know that everybody that knew about the success of the transplant is very very happy, including me! Congratulations! I thank God because He never abandon us! My best wishes of happiness for you! Your friend from Brazil Suzana


Lorna Lenehan -- (lorna@glen-net.ca) -- Wed Jan 24 19:42:48 PST 1996

I feel a tremendous wave of relief that Susan is doing better. I know, I don't know her, haven't talked to her, but still -- it's there. As I sit here, I can feel tears welling in my eyes. Can't wait to see her posting again. Hurry up out of that hospital, Susan, that hospital food'll get you! Seriously, hospitals are no place for sick folks, and you'll be so happy to get home. You'll be there soon, I know. ... and I'm waiting for Andrea's story about that ring... but only after you are both home...


Howard Larson -- (hblarson@mcs.net) -- Wed Jan 24 18:38:46 PST 1996

Susan, Hopefully you are awake now as I write this. We have been praying for you and following your progress on r.f.c. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Howard Larson


Sue Martin -- (smartin@lamar.colostate.edu) -- Wed Jan 24 14:47:48 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas, Together, you have given many of us pause to realize the precious and extravagant experience of life. My very best wishes are with you. Susan, I look forward to soon again seeing your rich and spirited posts on rfc.


Karen Barritt -- (Decibella@aol.com) -- Wed Jan 24 07:19:37 PST 1996

My uncle David Scherz of Loveland Colorado has had two heart transplants and he continues to do well. He is 60 years old. Needless to say our family works hard to spread the word regarding organ transplantation. Here in Denver we will be praying for your recovery.


Duane N. Larkin -- (duane@oeonline.com) -- Tue Jan 23 09:25:34 PST 1996

Susan, Way to go! It sounds like your chances for a long and happy life have been improved about 1000%...make the most of your second chance, and have fun! Andreas, you make sure that you two get out and "smell the roses"! Sincerely, Duane Sissy cat Jr cat


Duane N. Larkin -- (duane@oeonline.com) -- Tue Jan 23 06:52:41 PST 1996

Susan, Way to go! It sounds like your chances for a long and happy life have been improved about 1000%...make the most of your second chance, and have fun! Andreas, you make sure that you two get out and "smell the roses"! Sincerely, Duane Sissy cat Jr cat


Duane N. Larkin -- (duane@oeonline.com) -- Tue Jan 23 06:31:47 PST 1996

Susan, Way to go! It sounds like your chances for a long and happy life have been improved about 1000%...make the most of your second chance, and have fun! Andreas, you make sure that you two get out and "smell the roses"! Sincerely, Duane Sissy cat Jr cat


Maureen Scobie -- (sscobie1@sol.uvic.ca) -- Tue Jan 23 06:26:40 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas, we are joined with your rfc friends in in wishing you good fortune in the ordeal you are ex- periencing. Stephen and I checked our driver's licenses to make sure that our status as organ donors is noted. It is. We talked about it to make sure that we know how important it is to each other. I donate blood regu- larly so will think about Susan especially next time I am flat out on the bed at the clinic staring up at the origami birds. Very best wishes from Maureen.


Karen Mann -- (Karen.mann@NAEMT.magsystems.com) -- Mon Jan 22 21:33:27 PST 1996

Congratulations on the transplant! The hard part (waiting) is over and the best is just beginning. My paryers are with you and Andreas. Puss in Boots and Shadow join with me in wishing you a speedy recovery. Karen Mann EMT-Paramedic Somewhere in southern Michigan .


Elaine Singer -- (e.singer@torfree.net) -- Mon Jan 22 21:10:40 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas, I have been following your incredible saga with bated breath and am so pleased for you at this wonderful outcome. I wish you, Susan, refuah shlema (a full and speedy recovery) and both of you a long and happy life together. Velvel (cat who sometimes thinks he's a dog) sends his best to your kitties. All the best. Elaine


Scott Ellias -- (scott.ellias@amgen.com) -- Mon Jan 22 20:33:20 PST 1996

Just read that you got the donor heart. Mazel tov; may the future bring you the best of everything.


Peter Q. George -- (pgeorge@lucy.wellesley.edu) -- Mon Jan 22 19:33:55 PST 1996

Hi Susan and Andreas: Just wanted to let you two know that my family and I (as well as Brandy, Mrs. Q. and Mikey) are with you all the way. Hang in there, you two are going to be just fine. We'll all be praying for your speedy recovery. All of us in cyberspace look forward to your tasty recipes, once again. God bless. Love, Peter,Mallori, Kyle and Kevin George Stoughton, Massachusetts


Mary Ash -- (smile@owens.ridgecrest.ca.us (Mary Ash)) -- Mon Jan 22 15:28:05 PST 1996

Dear Susan, If I could I'd bring my two kittens, Andy and Callie to see you; plus a pot of chicken and dumplings. Hope you are feeling better fast! Also, enjoyed your review of hospital food. Take care and God bless, Mary


Valarie Cook -- (cookval@mail.auburn.edu) -- Mon Jan 22 14:21:04 PST 1996

Susan, I've been praying for you. Please get better soon.


Mark D. Grebenau, MD, PhD -- (mark_grebenau@prodigy.com) -- Mon Jan 22 14:19:10 PST 1996

Hi, Susan! I have been behind in my email, so I just now found out about your transplant. Way to go, m'lady! Knowing what a fighter you are, I am sure you will soon be taking part in the TRNSPLNT list again. Hope to see you there, soon. Sorry. I have no kitty pictures to send. When you have a chance, you can drop by and see some of my pix at http://pages.prodigy.com/NJ/the_doctor. All the best! Dr. Mark


Danielle -- (buddy@voicenet.com) -- Mon Jan 22 11:55:35 PST 1996

Hi Susan! You're over there resting right now as I write this. You've had quite a battle and so has Andreas. You pulled through, you've done it!! Before you know it your cats will be purring up next to you and all of this will seem like some far off dream. God bless you Susan. You take that new strong heart and full it with all the love that surrounds you. You go and be happy now. Be positive and never let go of Andreas. *big warm hug* Danielle.....from southern NJ, USA


Elyn Macek -- (gs01emm@panther.gsu.edu) -- Mon Jan 22 11:36:05 PST 1996

Susan & Andreas: Our prayers are with both of you. Ken and Elyn Macek


Peter Maston -- (carman@wheel.dcn.davis.ca.us) -- Sun Jan 21 21:31:12 PST 1996

I knew it I knew it. God listened to me. Susan is a special person, and we all know that. I never met her but I follow her writing, and her helping of other people, including me. I will continue to pray for you Susan. God bless you always, special prayers to Andreas and all you lovely people that are around Susan for all these days. God bless every one of you too. Peter Maston


Susan Aitel and Jonathan Goldman -- (jgoldman@cpcug.org) -- Sun Jan 21 18:31:20 PST 1996

We just got off the edges of our chairs. What wonderful news today for you - and for us too. Obviously, the DC area r.f.c. cook-in had some effect! We're thrilled for you, Susan. And I'm sure Andreas will sleep a little better tonight - if he can calm down. Be sure to keep us informed of your mailing address. Susan and Jonathan


Mary Frye (and all the puds), Bernie and SBF -- (frye@sdd.comsat.com) -- Sun Jan 21 14:27:53 PST 1996

Hopefully they are "closing" about now. But you have been in our thoughts all day. Sue Hutt and I have been e-mailing back and forth all day, praying for you and andreas. I've refused to release the modem line all day, until we hear how you are. Sweet dreams and we'll be talking to you soon :-). love, all the fryes and puds


Mary Morgan -- (MaryKath@aol.com) -- Sun Jan 21 13:25:07 PST 1996

HURRAY & Hallelujah!!!!! FINALLY! Our prayers are with you. Can't wait to hear you're on your way to a healthy life again! God Bless!


Jan Arnopolin -- (jwriter@wwa.com) -- Sun Jan 21 08:38:49 PST 1996

Dear Susan and Andreas, I've been checking this site at least twice a day and was pleased to see your long wait is finally over and that you'll be starting your life anew soon. My cat and I wish you nothing but the best. And lots of garlic, of course.


hopen 4 wellness -- (Ronald_Flint@email.state.ut.us) -- Sun Jan 21 00:18:40 PST 1996

Think not of hospital drabness but let your mind escape to the special memories, special wants or plans. Think of what you will do when you leave the hospital. about the special people in your life. Think about the magnificent things of God........


Peter Q. George -- (pgeorge@lucy.wellesley.edu) -- Sat Jan 20 20:00:29 PST 1996

Hi Susan and Andreas. My family and I (and my three kittys) will be praying for you to get your new heart. As a two-time heart repair patient, I know the waiting is so hard to take. But with God's love, you will get your new heart soon. Eventhough we're a continent away, you are always in our prayers. God bless both of you. We look forward to your FULL recovery ! Love Peter, Mallori, Kyle and Kevin George....Stoughton, MA


Jennifer & Jared Ingersoll-Casey -- (casey@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/jsi+@osu.edu) -- Sat Jan 20 18:35:20 PST 1996

Dear Susan, Andreas, & the cats -- I've (that's Jennifer, the typist) been reading rec.food.cooking for over a year now -- just a lurker (maybe I'll come out of my internet-shell) -- but I've noticed your posts and drooled over your recipes. Our thoughts are with you. with love, Jennifer & Jared


Matt Walcoff -- (ed375@cleveland.freenet.edu) -- Sat Jan 20 17:05:21 PST 1996

Susan, Congratulations on the successful dialisis (sp?) treatment. I hope you find a heart donor soon. BTW, I am an organ donor on my driver's liscense. I think organ donors should get a small tax break to encourage otherwise ambivilent people to become organ donors. That's not because I want one myself, only because we need more people to be willing to donate organs. Good luck, Matt


Marc Fox -- (mfox@realm.ca) -- Fri Jan 19 14:45:33 PST 1996

Hi Susan! In 1984, my wife received a kidney transplant from one of her brothers, she had 5 others to choose from. She is doing very well, and was really quite lucky. Although we live in Canada, the proceedure was done at University Hospital in Minneapolis (she is a yank). At any rate, we know a great many transplantees from around the world. Every two years, we attend the World Transplant Games (Singapore in 89, Budapest in 91, Vancouver BC in 93 and Manchester this past summer). As I mentioned, my wife was lucky, as kidney can be "harvested" from living doners. Obviously that is not the case with hearts. I hope and pray, that we will see you for the '97 games in Australia, for by then, I am confident you will have a new heart, will have regained your health, and will be living life to its fullest. God Bless, Marc Fox


Rose Beer -- (rbeer@icos.com) -- Fri Jan 19 13:12:30 PST 1996

Dear Susan, I just came across your homepage and find myself very moved by your situation. I wish you the best. It is obvious that you have many people that love you and that and your attitude will see you through. My best wishes to you, Rose


Mary Jo Wright -- (eco4stars@aol.com) -- Fri Jan 19 02:46:20 PST 1996

Susan I want to wish you well on your fight. I've been a card carrying donor since it was started in the 70's As a nurse this is an area I spend time teaching the community I live in to help them to understand the importance of donation. You & your family will be in my prayers. :-) Have a good day.


Jan Yarnot -- (jyarnot@netcom.com) -- Thu Jan 18 15:49:44 PST 1996

I "know" you from the sac.general group. Too late for my figs and my pomegranates this year, so you are to get All Better real soon so you can take next year's crop!!


Jan Yarnot -- (jyarnot@netcom.com) -- Thu Jan 18 15:47:42 PST 1996

Mary Panza -- (mpanza@adobe.com) -- Thu Jan 18 15:40:58 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas, At least there's thing the Internet is good for - it gives all of us the chance to care for and be cared for by others - without having to worry about physical appearances or material items - just who we are inside. Many of us haven't met you in person, but know you through your posts in various newsgroups. But we all care just the same... I find it difficult to pray that someone will die for you to have a new heart. But I am praying daily that God's will be done. And that He give you the strength and grace you both need to see the next dawn. Fight the good fight! And God Bless. -M


Monica Navia -- (Monica@cyber-cafe.com) -- Thu Jan 18 11:49:49 PST 1996

Dear Susie, Get well soon. All our love from everyone at Cyber Cafe NYC.


Ned Barber -- (nbarber@nis.net) -- Thu Jan 18 06:05:07 PST 1996

Susan - The WORLD is watching, waiting, and praying. Good luck!


Tony Sprackett -- (tsprackett@pinc.com) -- Wed Jan 17 16:15:03 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas: I'm wishing very strongly for you to find a heart. After all this is finished I bet that you will emerge as incredibly strong people, with dimensions added to your perspectives on life that the rest of us can't imagine. You obviously have some wonderful support from lots of caring folks. Please hang in there. It's just a matter of time until the heart you need will arrive. Sincere best wishes


Gene Bosche' -- (Free777@aol.com) -- Wed Jan 17 14:49:05 PST 1996

Our God is faithful and the miracle you need is no problem for Him! He loves you and Andreas sooooo much. I am praying and Believing!!


Alice Knox -- (elizabe1@village.ios.com) -- Wed Jan 17 12:41:17 PST 1996

Hi Susan and Andreas.I hope u feel better soon Susan and if I could I would give u my heart.I think its great thing ur family is doing a www page.Heres some advice:every day will look brighter,so look up to the future.I hope to hear good news about getting a donor soon.Get well soon love Alice


Marty Drott -- (mdrott@aol.com) -- Wed Jan 17 11:27:50 PST 1996

I just read all the updates on your condition my prayers are with you. It sure makes my problems seem petty. Hang in there you've got somme great friends. Peace Marty


Duane N. Larkin -- (duane@oeonline.com) -- Wed Jan 17 10:35:13 PST 1996

Susan, Hang in there! You have alot of people, many of whom you may never meet, rooting for you and living for the day that your new "motor" is installed and running!


Anne Allen -- (ALLEN_AC@A1.RSCC.CC.TN.US) -- Wed Jan 17 09:26:34 PST 1996

Hang in there, girl! Will you accept prayers from a Southern Baptist in Tennessee?


Gary Hammer -- (ghammer@cnu.edu) -- Wed Jan 17 09:25:52 PST 1996

Greetings from the other coast. I hope this finds you in good shape (relatively) and in good spirits, again relatively. Tomorrow or the next day I will send you one of my favorite cartoons via an html. This is something that I found yesterday--it is a saying inscribed in Hebrew in the Hite Memorial Building in Union College, NY. I do not have the the Hebrew version, so here is the English: The work is great, the day is short, the master presses the workers. Not the cheeriest thing for someone in the hospital, but , Be of Good Cheer, and as they say down South, BE SWEET, GAry


Sara B. Aleshire -- (aleshire@epigraphy.org) -- Wed Jan 17 07:53:34 PST 1996

Dear Susan, Please know that my prayers are with you -- we want you back in r.f.c and ba.food! You are in my thoughts and prayers at all times. Love from Sara and Mao (my cat).


Stu Schlachet -- (akastu@smartlink.com) -- Tue Jan 16 22:50:57 PST 1996

Susan, My thoughts are with you. I hope everything works out wel for you. I am a therapist in a hospital in LA so I have an idea what you are going thruough. I am looking forward to reading your posts again, once you are back home.Could I come by and visit you. I would love to meet you. Please e-mail me and let me know. Good Luck, Stu


Art Grauer -- (mindstream@niu.edu) -- Tue Jan 16 21:39:31 PST 1996

I don't really know what to say other than to hang in there because you can only know what the new day will bring once you have lived it. mindstream


Bobbie Best -- (Tailgate@icubed.com) -- Tue Jan 16 18:31:02 PST 1996

Say Hey Susan, Andreas and Bill: You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day. Susan, eat that nasty stuff they call food in the hospital the best you can, we want you back in the kitchen and r.f.c. soon. Love and prayers to you all. From Bobbie, Tailgate and J.D.


Kimberly Roy -- (mrsr@beta10.ia.opentext.com) -- Tue Jan 16 17:22:22 PST 1996

Just started reading the cooking newsgroup and am looking forward to when I can read posts you have written and not just the posts about you. Glad to hear that in the latest update from Mimi you are complaining about the hospital food. I hope that you are home soon with your husband, your cats and your new heart.


Mike Wallace -- (mwallace@ro.com) -- Tue Jan 16 15:50:05 PST 1996

Hey Susan! Hang in there kiddo. Prayers are coming your way from Huntsville, Alabama...... Mike


Karen Franklin -- (reproguy@reproman.com) -- Tue Jan 16 15:30:16 PST 1996

Hi Susan, Haven't you been through the ringer! Just think of what a great book you can write about all of this. I keep wondering what you must be thinking about through all of this but I know you've got a though spirit and that you will survive. Everyone in San Francisco sends their love. Karen


Julie Anne Wight -- (34nuont@cmuvm.csv.cmich.edu) -- Tue Jan 16 13:32:30 PST 1996

Susan, Hang in there. God has a plan for you. You are in my prayers and I hope you find a donor.


David Tallan -- (talland@gov.on.ca) -- Tue Jan 16 13:17:17 PST 1996

I hope everything works out and you get the transplant you need.


Janis Lane -- (lane@rand.org) -- Tue Jan 16 12:39:43 PST 1996

Susan...

Hang in there kiddo...Our thoughts are with you. We miss you on rfc and need you there! I will wish on a star for you...(as you are already in all our prayers)....


chris pike -- (pike@primenet.com) -- Tue Jan 16 10:58:40 PST 1996

Susan, It's hard to know what to say. I really feel that you will get a heart and recover. There's simply too much positive vibes happening around you to fail. With this e-mail I send you all my luck and all my karma. I want to share a story with you that I hope you find inspirational. My sister Jennifer developed what was believed to be an inoperable brain tumor when she was 18 months. It came down to one hope for her, a experimental laser surgery that carried with it many risks. Since It really was the only possible option we had the family decided to go for it. To make a long story short my sister Jennifer celebrated 12 years of remission and is officially cured. So don't let anyone try to give you doubts about miracles I have an example of one in my family. Be Strong, chris


Karen Couture -- (kcouture@gate.net) -- Tue Jan 16 08:50:25 PST 1996

Hi Susan, I'm also waiting for a transplant, but fortunately so far I'm able to stay at home with my cat, Cosmo. He's such a great support at this time. I was happy to see that you were visited by the hospital cocker spaniel. You must miss your cats. My prayers are with you, and hope that maybe we both will be able to go to the Transplant Games in August and get to meet. Best Always Karen PS. I'm waiting for lungs at Shands in Gainesville,FL.


Dave Lindsey -- (jafardax@prairienet.org) -- Tue Jan 16 06:26:13 PST 1996

I lost a father to heart disease in 1975; so my prayers for the both of you, I hope, have a little greater urgency...I am an organ donor, & a marrow donor; I have been since I was 18. I cannot give to others financially, so I give the ultimate gift, myself. Best wishes & Godspeed on finding Susan's new heart!


Jennifer Wendel -- (jwendel@redshift.com) -- Tue Jan 16 04:06:17 PST 1996

Dear Susan and Andreas, Our daughter had major heart surgery when she was six years old, she's twenty-two now and doing great. I know what hospital vigils are like and my thoughts and prayers are with you. A lurker from r.f.c., Jennifer Wendel


Curt Stauffer -- (curt@titan.cc.emory.edu) -- Mon Jan 15 21:21:44 PST 1996

Dear Susan, I've been following your story for quite some time now, albeit as a "lurker" on the TRNSPLNT list. I sincerely hope (and pray) you will receive your new heart soon. In the meantime, take comfort that there are _many_ folks out there "rooting" for you. Dear Andreas, I'm sending you my best wishes as well because I know what you must be going through now as well. I think you're doing a wonderful job and I hope and pray that everything will go well for you and Susan.


Mary Morgan -- (MaryKath@aol.com) -- Mon Jan 15 21:01:58 PST 1996

Susan: Here's prayers and a bit of Irish luck being passed from the Midwest. Hope that heart gets to you right away! By the way, it was so great of Mimi to set up this page for clumsy navigators like me! Keep your chin up.. Things look weirder that way! Mary


John Gradek -- (jgradek@gig.net) -- Mon Jan 15 18:52:59 PST 1996

Susan, just dropped in to give you my two bits of encouragement and my prayers for your new heart. Your electronic friends are all pulling for you and wish you well. Hang in there!!


Alain Fontaine -- (AlainFontaine@acer.com.tw) -- Mon Jan 15 16:27:48 PST 1996

Dear Susan, I've been following the updates on your heart troubles with a lot of anxiety like everyone else, hoping that the latest one will bring the good news that a good heart was found for you. I am praying for you too.


Cindy Rossley -- (crossle1@cc.swarthmore.edu) -- Mon Jan 15 11:10:59 PST 1996

Dear Susan & Andres - I'm another frequent lurker but infrequent poster. I've been following this thread for some time. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Take care - there are so many of us puoly for you! Cindy (still snowed in in PA!)


Susan Murie -- (susanm@wing.net) -- Mon Jan 15 06:59:37 PST 1996

"Hope is an echo....." Carl Sandberg


Anita Joy Yeager -- (yeageaj@mail.auburn.edu) -- Sun Jan 14 21:35:45 PST 1996

Hi, Susan. I'm a pharmacy student at Auburn University, so I barely have time to lurk on r.f.c.--but I still miss you. I'll keep you and Andreas in my prayers. Joy


Ronald Tessier -- (txplant1@cris.com) -- Sun Jan 14 16:33:28 PST 1996

Hi Susan, I realize that it is hard sometimes but there is a lot of love and prayers for you, Come back to Trnsplant soon Hang in there and keep your spirits up Best wishes, Ron Tessier Single Lung Tx 5/6/90


Marge Hemp -- (hemp@freenet.afn.org) -- Sun Jan 14 09:11:20 PST 1996

I just wanted you to know you are in our prayers and Good Luck! Marge


Amanda Raymond -- (lunaf@leonardo.ent) -- Sat Jan 13 23:08:54 PST 1996

Hi Susan... You don't know me, I'm a newsgroup lurker. I'm sending you my prayers and my best wishes, and I can feel you'll be back with all your kitties soon. Love, Amanda and Luna(the cat)


Allison Greene -- (argreene@nando.net) -- Sat Jan 13 19:02:07 PST 1996

Susan: I'm a lurker on rfc so you don't know me, but I'm pulling for you anyway from Chapel Hill, NC! I can't be a donor 'cause I have M.S. But I was able to convince my son to be a donor when he got his driver's license. I hope you get a heart soon; I know the donor will held dear by all of us. Hang in there! Allison Greene


PJ Geraghty, CPTC -- (geraghty@clark.net) -- Sat Jan 13 17:59:20 PST 1996

Good luck, Susan. We'll be waiting for your speedy and healthy return to B.L.T.


David M. Lang -- (dave77@wolfenet.com) -- Sat Jan 13 16:08:57 PST 1996

Hi Susan! You have a very special friend in Mimi Hiller. Although I am an athiest, I will say a prayer for you because Mimi says it helps. I will pray that they find a heart for you today. I am waiting for a liver transplant myself and have been waiting now for 17 months because of my rare tissue type. I am unable to donate organs myself because of Hepatitis C. I read Mimi's message in the transplant group messages. My sincere hope that you get your transplant soon and get back on your feet. My Very Best Regards, Dave Lang (rusting away in Seattle)


Jim Jewell -- (jjewell@i-2000.com) -- Sat Jan 13 13:21:15 PST 1996

Susan We are all rooting for you and I wish you a speedy return to the TRNSPLNT newsgroup. Best regards Jim


Linda Heaton -- (heatons@ix.netcom.com) -- Sat Jan 13 07:49:33 PST 1996

Like so many others, my prayers are daily. I find myself following your courageous fight and hoping that I can find pictures of the "kids" to send you, I'm sure your walls must be covered with cards of good wishes and pictures of warm "furry" support. I am anxious to have you back on rfc.


Dale Ester -- (AAKPAZ@enet.net) -- Sat Jan 13 00:31:53 PST 1996

I know these times are difficult for you. I read the note of your future need of receiving dialysis and envision you and Andreas may have questions. I am an end stage renal disease patient and have chosen a kidney transplant to prolong my life after having undergone hemodialysis treatments.(01/91). I can answer any questions you both have concerning dialysis. I convey to you Susan, my deepest wishes for your safe recovery and welcome you to the new life you and Andreas will be experiencing together sharing in the joy of a rejuvenated life with a heart transplant. My thoughts go out to you with prayer during this longest of waiting times: the wait for a donor heart. May you be blessed with success and may the donor be remembered by all. Life is precious, both for the living who receive the gift-of-life and the donor who provides the viable prospect for renewing that life. My prayers will remember you both.


Jack and Kay Hartman -- (hartmans@ix.netcom.com) -- Fri Jan 12 22:10:30 PST 1996

Susan and Andreas, We are looking forward to a life time of good food and good times with our new found friends. There is paella, cheese, and wine in our future together. Our thoughts never leave you.


Mike Holloway -- (holloway@cris.com) -- Fri Jan 12 19:30:44 PST 1996

Looking forward to your next post. You're missed. Mike


Darlene R. Lindgard -- (drl@halcyon.com) -- Fri Jan 12 18:50:37 PST 1996

Have just learned of your predicament from the net. I can only say my prayers are with you. Hope that new heart is found soon and you will find yourself back on your feet and we will find you back on the net. In the Scriptures we are told He never slumbers nor sleeps so he is ever beside us; even in the worst of our trials. God bless & keep.


Susan Coward, AKA Sister Susie -- (scoward@slonet.org) -- Fri Jan 12 17:35:11 PST 1996

Hey, girl! Like many, I'm monitoring your progress with my cat by my side, and sending all my best thoughts and happy wishes to you day and night.


Jennifer Blanc -- (jblanc@eworld.com) -- Fri Jan 12 17:12:32 PST 1996

I first saw your name on r.f.c. You have all of my prayers. Much luck, and I hope you come home soon.


Kari Whittenberger-Keith -- (kariwk@oregon.uoregon.edu) -- Fri Jan 12 14:18:45 PST 1996

I just wanted to add my prayers and hopes to the ever growing list. We will be so glad when you are back on rec.food.cooking, healthy! Take care. Many, many people are pulling for you--and cats too! Myrbo, Nisse, Booter, and Sophie say "Hi."


Dorothy Christoff -- (dchristo@vm.cc.purdue.edu) -- Fri Jan 12 14:15:49 PST 1996

Susan - You've been on my mind and in my prayers ever since word first got out on the net. I've never been disappointed by the 'collective power of many minds' concentrating on a single thought - and now that 'power' is focused on you. Keep up your strength, listen to the doctors and remember that you have those dear little 4-leggers at home waiting for you! Also many good wishes to Andreas and the Hillers for keeping us all up to date about you.


mo miller -- (miller@miles.ucdavis.edu) -- Fri Jan 12 12:41:02 PST 1996

Just wanted to say hi from Lisa, Mo and Jay who are all donors, and who are doing all the karma dances for you. Hang in there babe and don't let them give you any lumps of coal. We're very thankful to Andreas for setting up this website and doing all the updates. We really appreciate it. And we think its wonderful that Susan can check in and be aware of all the support for her out here. Thank you! Love, Mo, Lisa, Jay and all the pets.


Gary Nunn -- (glnunn@ingr.com) -- Fri Jan 12 12:16:11 PST 1996

Hi Susan, My wife and I are thinking of you. BTW - We have 16 cats at home, so I know you're missing yours. Keep the faith!


Nancy Howells -- (howells@mit.edu) -- Fri Jan 12 10:11:15 PST 1996

Hang in there, Susan. My husband (Bruce) and I are praying for you. Words can't say how concerned I am, and looking forward to having you (virtually) with us again. Please hang in there... we're praying for a speedy heart now, and for all the good things you need to recover quickly.


Bonie Madre -- (madre@cebaf.gov) -- Fri Jan 12 08:27:53 PST 1996

A virtual card and a virtual hug. My prayers and those of my church choir and my "every-other-week-Christian- lunch-group" at work, are with you. We are thinking of you and Andreas and your families and all those closest to you. Your sense of humor is a wonder, and your courage is an inspiration not to let the dumb little things get to me. me. Thanks to Mimi for this website and for keeping us all updated!


Susan Aitel -- (jgoldman@cpcug.org) -- Fri Jan 12 07:20:37 PST 1996

Susan: Hope you got the morning wave of thought support aimed from the east coast today. I haven't been able to leave the house since last Saturday - the plow *finally* cleared us out at about 3 am only to get us ready for about 6 more inches this morning. And the DC offices of the federal govt were open yesterday for those who could make it (not including me) and are closed again today. So here's my virtual card, again, thinking of you and Andreas in sunnier climes, and sending positive thoughts out that way. one of the other Susan's


Suzette Germano -- (suzette.germano@corp.sun.com) -- Fri Jan 12 07:20:01 PST 1996

Dear Susan, What an amazing time we live in. Not only through the miracle of medicine, will you soon have a new heart, but through these amazing machines of ours, your life and struggle have touched so many hearts. Though we have never met, I find myself thinking of you hourly and wispering a prayer of hope. I had begun checking r.f.c. constantly while at work, becoming quite frustrated with the delay my server has in delivering timely messages. Mimi and JB's page is a lovely gesture. Please know that all of our positive thoughts and prayers of love are continuing for both you and Andreas. We'll see you through this. God Speed.


Kathy Czopek -- (kczopek@icon-stl.net) -- Fri Jan 12 07:16:52 PST 1996

Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you -- as are those of my church community at St. Blaise Parish in St. Louis, MO. (hope you don't mind the Catholic participation..!) We look forward to brighter days, when you (with your robust new heart!) are once again pontificating at r.f.c. about the virtues of *real* cooking, and the sins of fast food, and more! God bless you & Andreas during this trying time.


Barb Schaller -- (schaller_barb@htc.honeywell.com) -- Fri Jan 12 05:16:59 PST 1996

God be with you, girl! Fight the good fight, rest and be strong. My prayers for strength are with you and Andreas as you await a new heart. God bless!


Jeanine -- (beaner@postoffice.ptd.net) -- Fri Jan 12 03:36:34 PST 1996

Hey Susan, Just wanted to let ya know we are still Pulling for ya here in Lancaster, Pa. I gotta go outta town for a few days away from my 'puter, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I can already picture the moment I get home, racing to turn the computer back on to check my email for Andreas's updates Keep smiling, Yours, Jeanine


Kathy Nicklas-Varraso -- (kathynv@world.std.com) -- Thu Jan 11 14:59:08 PST 1996

hello, I'm far more a lurker than an actual poster (so you don't know me), but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can't enclose a copy of my organ donor card with the email, but it's right there in my belly bag - just in case. I know that a hospital is neither peaceful nor quiet, but try to rest as much as you can. Your job right now is to get as strong as you can be. Cheers, from snowed-in Boston,


Jerry Blackerby -- (exujbl@exu.ericsson.se) -- Thu Jan 11 09:43:41 PST 1996

Susan, I corresponded with you a few months back when I was trying to locate the John Wayne Cancer Center. My prayers are with you continually during this ordeal. We have gone through similar ordeals and I know the power of PRAYER. See you on the net again soon. Jerry


Roger Wiegand -- (rcwieg@ccmail.monsanto.com) -- Thu Jan 11 09:35:45 PST 1996

Even though we've never met, I find my thoughts turning to you constantly. You have a lot of folks pulling for you! Hang in there, there are better days ahead. When I worked at Stanford I had occasion to meet a young man who had just bicycled in from the east coast for his three year checkup after his plant. We're with you! Roger


Emily Epstein -- (epsteine@spot.colorado.edu) -- Thu Jan 11 09:31:35 PST 1996

I guess I'm one of the many friends you didn't know you had-- a semi-frequent lurker on rec.food.cooking. I just wanted to add my wishes for your recovery to the many that have already been expressed here and elsewhere. You're an extraordinary person, and I admire the strength and humor with which you deal with life in general. Hang in there.


Liz Curry -- (curryla%DFC@dfmail.usafa.af.mil) -- Thu Jan 11 07:44:33 PST 1996

Susan, I monitor the Transplnt newsgroup and noticed you hadn't contributed for awhile, so when I read that you were w waiting for your heart I got very excited!! Please know that you are in my prayers and then for the speediesst of recoveries!! LIZ


Melissa Probst -- (melissa@spanky.jpl.nasa.gov) -- Thu Jan 11 06:44:05 PST 1996

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Andreas.


Eileen Holze -- (Beck4@pipeline.com) -- Thu Jan 11 06:29:53 PST 1996

May God give you and Andreas continued strength. I admire your courage and wish you a speedy recovery and return to r.f.c. We miss you.


Dalma Ruiz Dickens -- (Dickens@cpes.peachnet.edu) -- Thu Jan 11 06:08:34 PST 1996

Bill Lawrence -- (Wlaw9506@aol.com) -- Thu Jan 11 05:45:10 PST 1996

Susan, my thoughts are with you as you approach this wonderful time. I always appreciate your posts on the Transplant BB, and look forward to your insightful comments again as soon as you are up to speed. God bless you. Bill


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:18:27 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:18:08 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:17:56 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:17:38 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:17:09 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:16:55 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:16:42 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Jeff Freedman -- (jefffree@eskimo.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:16:28 PST 1996

Susan: I am still in shock after Mimi posted us in the jewish-food list. All I can say is the very best of recovery that is possible should go to you. To Andreas my family also sends prayers of consolation; as this no doubt puts a heavy stain on him. We miss your witty repartee of r.f.c. and look forward to seeing more of you VERY soon. We are thinking of you 8-)


Michael S. Zalkind -- (Manx@Pipeline.com) -- Wed Jan 10 19:13:11 PST 1996

Posted to The Transplant List..... There has been a fantastic web page setup for Susan Hattie Steinsapir as she waits for a heart at Kaiser Hospital.... It has her progress to date, as well as links to tx sites and a lot of other stuff. You can send her a message from the web page and can read other messages...... I'll send a copy of this letter to her with the best wishes from everyone on this list for a quick and successful resolution to her ordeal. We love ya Susan, keep smiling :-) You can find the site at http://www.smartlink.net/~hiller/susan/ I read in rec.food.cooking that Susan asked the people there not to send cards, but to send photocopies of their signed donor cards instead :-) ============================= Michael S. Zalkind, New York City Nemo Me Impune Lacessit =============================


Thomas Fenske -- (tfdpress@acpub.duke.edu) -- Wed Jan 10 18:37:25 PST 1996

All my prayers and best wishes to you both! Susan, your courage is amazing and inspiring!!


Thomas Fenske -- (tfdpress@acpub.duke.edu) -- Wed Jan 10 18:36:37 PST 1996

All my prayers and best wishes to you both! Susan, your courage is amazing and inspiring!!


Chester Dick -- (chet@mogur.com) -- Wed Jan 10 12:18:32 PST 1996

What a wonderful prayer group working here. Stay in the fight Susan, our prayers are with you and Andreas.


Chester Dick -- (chet@mogur.com) -- Wed Jan 10 12:18:25 PST 1996

What a wonderful prayer group working here. Stay in the fight Susan, our prayers are with you and Andreas.


Sue Hutt -- (suehutt@earthlink) -- Wed Jan 10 11:55:54 PST 1996

We're really praying for you Susan. I hope it won't be too long before you're back with your kitties! Sue


Elizabeth Mansager Higgins -- (ehiggins@access.digex.net) -- Wed Jan 10 11:38:37 PST 1996

Dear Susan, I've had you in my prayers since I heard about your illness in rec.food.cooking. I hope that you get a heart soon! Best wishes, Liz Higgins (from Arlington, VA)


Mimi Hiller -- (hiller@smartlink.net) -- Wed Jan 10 11:22:35 PST 1996

Best wishes for a new heart, a new life and a speedy recovery. We'll all pulling for you, Susan. But you knew that. Mimi


Mimi and JB Hiller -- (hiller@smartlink.net) -- Wed Jan 10 09:43:33 PST 1996

Susan's HAVE A HEART Page and HEART LINE were created with love for Susan and Andreas by Mimi and JB Hiller. Visit Mimi's Cyber Kitchen when things calm down.