Meet Stan & Tammy

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Bon Secours - Richmond, VA

You gave Stan a second chance at life after cardiac arrest and his wife, Tammy, peace of mind

It started as a normal morning for Stan and Tammy Edwards. Tammy went shopping for a new porch swing and Stan went for a bike ride. However, their lives would soon completely change.

After suffering cardiac arrest, Stan says he was blessed—first by bystanders and EMTs who rushed to his aid—and then by landing at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

Stan spent most of his 33-day stay at the CCU and CVSU in a medically induced coma. During that time, Tammy experienced an unparalleled level of support.


“From the moment we arrived, I felt like his best interest was at heart. Even during a time of limited visitation, they supported me through the most difficult thing I’ve ever been through. They seemed to care for me just as much as they were caring for my husband.”


Stan credits your support to the cardiac specialty unit for helping him get back on his feet.

Because of you, Stan was able to complete his 26th marathon just 15 months after he left St. Mary’s and is now training for his 6th Ironman triathlon. Stan and Tammy are grateful for everyone who helped Stan have a second chance at life.

“I don’t know how else to say it. The funding and resources you provide so the doctors and nurses can do what they do literally saved my life.”