Tommy and Janette Wilkerson stand in their Sun City Hilton Head Home. Both joined Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit group affiliated with the American Heart Association, after Tommy had open-heart surgery. Mended Hearts pairs heart patients with people who already have undergone similar procedures and can offer advice, suggestions and support.
Tommy and Janette Wilkerson stand in their Sun City Hilton Head Home. Both joined Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit group affiliated with the American Heart Association, after Tommy had open-heart surgery. Mended Hearts pairs heart patients with people who already have undergone similar procedures and can offer advice, suggestions and support. Sarah Welliver/The Island Packet
Tommy and Janette Wilkerson stand in their Sun City Hilton Head Home. Both joined Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit group affiliated with the American Heart Association, after Tommy had open-heart surgery. Mended Hearts pairs heart patients with people who already have undergone similar procedures and can offer advice, suggestions and support. Sarah Welliver/The Island Packet

Mended Hearts volunteers lend guidance, share surgery experiences

February 22, 2011 12:01 AM

UPDATED February 22, 2011 02:10 PM

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