Update on Fingerstyle Master Pete Huttlinger

August 9, 2011
Pete Huttlinger has a congenitally defective heart. &nbsp;His heart has slowly deteriorated over his lifetime, and in March, he went into extreme heart failure. &nbsp;Too sick to wait for a heart transplant, Huttlinger was life-flighted on April 29 to St. Luke&rsquo;s Texas Heart Institute in Houston and underwent surgery (May 4) to have a heart pump installed. &nbsp;This cutting edge device is a mechanical pump that is implanted in his heart and is powered by a battery pack which Huttlinger carries with him. &nbsp;This undertaking is referred to as a &ldquo;bridge to transplant.&rdquo; &nbsp;When Huttlinger recovers from this surgery, he will return to Nashville and await a heart transplant which will take place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.<br /> To make a donation, go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.petehuttlinger.com/">http://www.petehuttlinger.com/</a></span>. &nbsp;To follow Pete's progress go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/petehuttlinger">http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/petehuttlinger</a></span>.<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><object width="486" height="412" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="flashObj"> <param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"> <param name="flashVars" value="@videoPlayer=41291411001&amp;playerID=14080861001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAx_4TCE~,2j1DnvR_vOFULJqLkO9thCMh168rG6XU&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true"> <param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com"> <param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"> <param name="swLiveConnect" value="true"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="@videoPlayer=41291411001&amp;playerID=14080861001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAx_4TCE~,2j1DnvR_vOFULJqLkO9thCMh168rG6XU&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" swliveconnect="true" allowscriptaccess="always" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" height="412" width="486"></object> </div>
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