acknowledgements & gratitude

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African proverb

Our work is not possible without the generosity of individuals and organizations who believe in our work.


Rahma Heart Care and its staff are deeply indebted to:


  1. Dr. Penny Wheeler, Christine Bent, Dr. Alison Peterson, Molly Steffen and leadership of Allina Health for their belief in our work, unconditional support & encouragement, generosity in donating this clinic space & ongoing support for in-hospital care for our patients. Without them, our work would not be possible;
  2. Sarah Criger, President of United Hospital & the Allina Partners Care program for their partnership in providing care for deserving patients at United Hospital;
  3. Julie Ganje, Dawn O'Hara and staff at Allina Clinic Bandana Square for welcoming us in their space & always finding ways to help us operate efficiently;
  4. Mr. Omer Ishrak, CEO Medtronic Corporation, Dr. Jacob Gayle and Medtronic Foundation for their intellectual guidance and grant support;
  5. Bracco Diagnostics Foundation for believing in and investing in our work;
  6. Dr. Anders Knutzen and his colleagues at St. Paul Radiology for generously offering chest X-rays for our patients without charge;
  7. Andrew Jacobs, Manager of Cardiac Imaging, Heidi Goblirsch, Lead Echosonographer & Cheryl Brown, RN, Nurse Manager at United Heart & Vascular Clinic for their untiring efforts to support our work; 
  8. Seema Naiyer, Graphics designer. Her skills and passion are unmatched;
  9. Ainee Saeed, Program Manager of Bone Marrow Transplant at University of Minnesota for the endless hours she has invested in laying the foundations; and 
  10. Amber Naqvi, President of Logic Inc, for his unflinching belief and guidance.