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Kuwait: The Heart Wrenching Story Behind Ivan Martis’ ‘Mechanical’ Heart
By Wilson Saldanha - Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Feb 1, 2009

One cannot leave this world unless there is a call from the Almighty. This has been proved true in the case of many people who escape death by a hair’s breadth. The story of Ivan Martis, a Mangalorean, is one such example. Ivan lost all hope in life, but never lost faith in himself, and the Almighty.

Ivan who lost his heart and now lives with a mechanical heart, shares his story with Wilson Saldanha, Daijiworld’s Kuwait chief. His courage and determination is an inspiration to many and is proof that sheer will power and luck, along with some money, can give new hope to life.


Forty-five-year-old Edwin Ivan Martis, known as ‘Ivan’ to his friends is also well-known as ‘Irel and Ines’ father’ owing to his two talented daughters.  He works for BKME (Bank of Kuwait & Middle East) in Kuwait and hails from Shirva.  A jovial, fun-loving family man, Ivan leads a happy life with his wife Irene who is a nurse in Ahmedi Hospital and two talented daughters Irel and Ines studying in 7th and 4th standards.  

On May 25, 2008, their life took a sudden twist after Ivan suffered a heart attack.  He was immediately taken to Farwaniya Hospital and from there he was shifted to Chest Hospital for further treatment. He had three blocks in his heart—one had 80 percent blockage and the others were 60 to 70 percent each. He had an angioplasty for one block and returned home on June 15, 2008.

After returning home, he suffered a pulmonary edema which caused breathing problems due to the collection of fluid in the lungs. Once again, he was admitted to Farwaniya Hospital on June 29, 2008. They discharged him on July 20, 2008, suggesting he have surgery and be fitted with a pacemaker which is a small, battery-operated device that helps the heart beat regularly and at an appropriate rate.

It was a bad time for Ivan’s family as his situation was critical.  Irene couldn’t get leave from work and she could not risk her job as she had to support her family.  At the same time, the treatment could not be delayed as Ivan’s condition was critical.  That is when Ivan’s sister Sharlet, who is a nurse in Saudi Arabia, came to help Ivan.  They decided to take him to ‘Narayana Hrudayalaya’ in Bangalore.  

Accompanied by his daughters, Ivan set off on his journey to Shirva from Kuwait on July 25, 2008, and reached the next day. As his condition was serious, he traveled on a wheel chair with the help of a neighbour from Udupi. The emotions that Irene experienced at the time were beyond anyone’s imagination. 

The only thing she could do was pray and give courage to her husband.  No one saw her crying alone behind closed doors after Ivan left for India. But Ivan was confident of his recovery and believed that God would not call him so soon. This confidence helped him tolerate all the pain and to take decisions on his future treatment.

On July 28, 2008, Sharlet joined him in Shirva and took him to Bangalore. During his two-day stay in his hometown, many suggested that he go to some hospital in Manipal or Mangalore.  Ivan refused as he was confident about the treatment at Narayana Hrudayalaya.  No one believed that Ivan would live for two days to reach Bangalore safely. From Bangalore Airport, he was transferred to the hospital in an ambulance.

As Ivan’s relative Jacob Martis from Thirthahalli was operated in the same hospital, they knew Ananth Moorthi, the accounts manager of the hospital who was also was incidentally from same place. He provided all possible assistance to Ivan in completing all the formalities as quickly as possible.  Ivan’s cousin Steven Machado, former president of KCWA Kuwait, was the one who arranged the appointment at the hospital with the help of Ananth Moorthi.

While talking about Narayana Hrudayalaya, Ivan and Irene’s eyes sparkle and they are full of praise for the institution. According to them, this hospital is a place where human values comes first and money later. The hospital’s chairman and senior consultant cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty was next to God for them.  As they say, Dr Shetty’s talk and touch fills the patients with confidence and that itself heals them to a certain extent.  With the doctors speaking Tulu and Kannada, Ivan was made to feel at home and cared for. 

His case was handed over to Dr Dhaded Sanjaya Basavaraj.  As Ivan’s case was critical, he was kept in the intensive care unit for treatment and investigation. The left side of the heart had stopped functioning as the muscles were completely damaged.  As the case looked hopeless, they asked him to go home and to continue medication as surgery would be useless on him.  It was an indirect hint for Ivan to begin counting his last days.

They met Dr Shetty again for a second opinion. He immediately arranged a meeting with a panel of doctors and reviewed the case. Dr T R Rajesh came up with two choices.  First one was a heart transplant if a donor is found which was only theoretically possible and close to impossible; the second option was fixing a LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) to the heart. The LVAD is a battery-operated mechanical blood pumping device manufactured in Australia.

When asked about the cost of the LVAD, the doctor explained the process and conditions, first requesting confidentiality about the expenses involved and told them to decide as human life is more important.  They were given a day to decide as time was running short.  The LVAD is fixed parallel to the heart and a cord transfers data with the power supply connected to a battery.

Ivan would have to carry a bag weighing containing the batteries and controller, weighing 3 kg, for the remainder of his life. He would have to change the battery every four hours and regularly dress the area where the percutaneous lead comes out.  He would have to stay in the hospital for 15 days and then live next to the hospital for four months in case of emergency assistance. There was also a condition that a close relative would have to be with him during this period as a care taker. As the device is a life-saving one and not commercial, it could be imported only in the patient’s name which also required a license from the Drug Control Authority which is in Delhi.  The device cost around Rs 34lac. 

Irene says “It was a critical situation.  We wanted to sell gold and no one was willing to buy. We wanted to get a loan on our property and the bank was not willing to speed up the paperwork due to legal formalities.  We had one day to decide to save my husband’s life and there was a dark path in front of us where I could not see the way to walk.  Our good deeds and faith in God always helps us.  All our relatives and friends helped us and we still can’t believe how the money was arranged.  Hrudayalaya had given us the maximum discount.  They could not make a discount or bear the cost of the device as it was imported from outside.  But they have done all the treatments at rock bottom prices and almost free.” Her eyes showed the pain she had gone through during that time.

In 2003, Venkatakrishnaiah, a 54-year-old Indian diabetic patient, suffered a heart attack. After the bypass surgery, his condition worsened and he could not walk more than six steps. As such, he had to quit his job as an engineer with the Karnataka State Electricity Board. Under the guidance of a team of US experts from the University of Minnesota, a group of surgeons at Narayana Hrudayalaya implanted in him a Ventrassist LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) in a four-hour operation on March 20, 2008.  

Doctors T R Rajesh and R Bhagirath, along with other experts, performed the surgery after gaining three months of training. Showing its noble gesture, the hospital waived the entire cost of the surgery which amounted to Rs 45 lac including Rs 35 lac for the LVAD. The second person to have this surgery was 30-year-old Chenna Basappa from Haveri.  Ivan was introduced to these two people and he spent two hours with them.  They instilled confidence in him.  

Once the conditions were agreed to, Irene joined Ivan on August 12, 2008 and was with him till August 28, 2008. During this period, she had to undergo complete training related the LVAD and the post-operative treatment.  Ivan was operated upon on August 20 and discharged from the hospital on September 11, 2008.  He was in a special ICU and Irene could see him only through the glass partition. 

Irene’s sister-in-law Rita Pereira was his caretaker for the next four months.  Luckily, they obtained a rented house very close to the hospital.  Prayer requests were passed on in Kuwait and India through friends, relatives, and through emails. Even though it was the third such surgery in Asia, Ivan’s is the first of its kind in Asia fully done by Indian doctors. The panel of doctors consisted of Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Dr T R Rajesh, and Dr R Bhagirath.

After a stay of nearly six months, Ivan returned to Kuwait on January 4, 2009.  Today, he is a perfectly happy man. He can eat and drink what he wants with no restrictions on diet. He drives his car and has begun working. He has a 300 gm device in his heart and a 3 kg bag on his shoulder.  For him, his bag is more valuable than anything else in this world excluding his family.  He can take a shower with proper precautions.  

While working and sleeping, he plugs his device to a near by socket and the rest of the time it works on batteries.  He carries eight batteries with him. In case of a malfunction, they have a spare controller which must be put in within three minutes. Ivan’s LVAD has two batteries—primary and reserve.  The reserve battery is a backup while changing the primary battery or when the primary battery charge decreases. His device gives out a beep reminding him when the battery needs charging.  His unit is set to pump 3.5 litre to 4 litre blood per minute. Ivan has to visit the hospital every three months to download the report/data from the device and re-tune it accordingly.  

Due to the present global financial crisis, his bank had terminated many expatriates from their jobs. However, they retained Ivan’s job and always co-operated whenever he called them to extend his leave.  His Kuwaiti boss has been very kind to him and allotted him a bigger office space by shifting two other employees elsewhere. Ivan thanks all those who supported him morally, financially, and spiritually. He has no words for the help rendered by Narayana Hrudayalaya, its doctors, nurses, and other staff. 

Ivan’s family could hardly contain their joy, and happiness while sharing their experience.  At one point, Ivan couldn’t control his tears when he remembered the 19-year-old college girl who had come for a similar operation, but was not lucky enough to survive. Ivan was given the responsibility of sharing his experience with her about the device and he spent hours talking with her helping boost her morale by being a living example.  

What this proves is that a mechanical heart also has feelings and can cry for others!

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nishtha gosain , indiaFriday, February 25, 2011
thanks to almighty who saved your life and a big thanks goes to dr. devi shetty ,his team and narayana hrudayalaya for granting you a long and joyful life
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santhu padukone, padukone/dhoa qatarThursday, March 05, 2009
Thank to god . Praise the lord
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Avil, Shirva/QatarSaturday, February 07, 2009
Praise the Lord.....
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Sharlet gladson, shirva/Jeddah,k.S.AThursday, February 05, 2009
Dear Ivan,happy to see you in daijiworld.Thanks to Mr.Wilson & daijiworld. I take this opportunity to thank each & everyone who helped us during our stay in the hospital & specially Dr.Devishetty & I pray god to give him long healthy life.May the lord bless him abanduntly & I wish his hospital will be the top most in the world. I wish Ivan long healthy life. Praise the Lord Amen.
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md ali , tamil nadu Wednesday, February 04, 2009
indeed its god test each and all life time..
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Maxim Rodrigues, Shirva / MumbaiWednesday, February 04, 2009
Dear Ivan happy to note that you are back on your routine. Great Joy to all of us. I had an oppurtinity to meet this courageous man immedietley after his surgery where he himself  had to stay  close to the hospital for close monitoring. He narrated his entire story and its certainly no less than a human miracle performed upon him by Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty and his team. It was a bold and courageous step taken at times and surely guided by Almighty with his blessings. Being a neighbour it gives me a great satisfaction and joy to see you normal as before. May God bless you and your family. Our prayers and best wishes are always there for you.
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Stanley D,Souza, Dubai /KemmannuTuesday, February 03, 2009
Dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes with you always.congraulations to the New life given by the Lord thru Narayan Hrudaylaya specially Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty and his team's for wonderful work. God bless you and your family. Thanks to Daijiworld and Wilson.
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Joseph Paul Mendonca, Sooda / MulkyTuesday, February 03, 2009
Praise The Lord.
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dhanapal kodiyalbail, mangaloreTuesday, February 03, 2009
mr.ivan may god with you and with your family.
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jayashetty, udupiTuesday, February 03, 2009
Dear ivan miracle happened in your life.long live ivan.We are proud that Dr.deviprasad shetty and his team working in india for patients like god.Goodluck to every one.
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NITHYANANDA BESKOOR, udupi, dubaiTuesday, February 03, 2009
Ivan, You Won, Yes You won the hearts of many,may god give you enough strength to live life long. One simple question,if you dont mind,were there any earlier symptoms before the fateful day ,just for curiosity only.
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Sunitha Mendonca, Belvai / Kuwait Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Dear Mr. Ivan you are really lucky. This was informed me by my sister Ms. Jecintha Mendonca who was in Intensive Care Unit in Narayan Hradalaya during your surgery. Thanks Mr. Wilson for the nice Article.
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Tamanna Azim, Udupi/DubaiTuesday, February 03, 2009
Dear Ivan Martis & family Sometimes, God breaks our spirit to save our soul. He breaks our heart to make us whole. He sends us pain so we can be stronger. Sometimes, He sends us failure so we can be humble. He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have. I pray that happiness be at your door. May it knock early & leave the gift of GOD’s peace, love, joy & good health behind. With special thoughts and wishes that God will richly bless your heart, your home and those you love with lasting happiness and God's grace as always.
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sarah, ILTuesday, February 03, 2009
ivan is very lucky to survive i have many family members who did not survive the lord shall let ivan live more years
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Rocky G. Lobo, BajpeTuesday, February 03, 2009
All the good things happen as per almightys wish, praise him
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Robert.Pereira, Kundapur/SharjahTuesday, February 03, 2009
Praise the Lord God is always with them who is humble kind & honest Good luck Ivan
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Tamanna Azim, udupi/DubaiTuesday, February 03, 2009
Dear Ivan and family .Sometimes, God breaks our spirit to save our soul. He breaks our heart to make us whole. He sends us pain so we can be stronger. Sometimes, He sends us failure so we can be humble. He takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything we have. I pray that happiness be at your door. May it knock early & leave the gift of GOD’s peace, love, joy & good health behind. With special thoughts and wishes that God will richly bless your heart, your home and those you love with lasting happiness and God's grace as always.
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Jecintha Pinto, Shirthady/MangaloreMonday, February 02, 2009
Dear Ivan & Irene, I am very sorry to hear the heart paining real story about your sufferings of many months. Well, in the Holy Bible it has mentioned many places that God loves the humble and you are one of them. He keeps his promises & blesses those who are sincere & humble. You have set an example that sickness and sufferings are part of life and no one can flee from. It may come to anyone anytime anywhere, but faith in God and humbleness in life play the major role. May God bless you and grant you a sound health, happiness & long life. Best wishes & prayers from Jecintha Pinto & family Shirthady
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Carol, ShirvaMonday, February 02, 2009
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Shubha Rodrigues, MangaloreMonday, February 02, 2009
No doubt he is an angel on earth. Please dont miss Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty's letter titled "A LETTER TO 4000 CHILDREN WITH A SCAR ON THE CHEST" available at http://www.staloysius.ac.in/campus/alumni/devi_letter.htm. I'm sure every human being with a real heart will be moved to tears....
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malwyn & sharmila, kadri, mangaloreMonday, February 02, 2009
God is indeed great, that he filled this world with so many great human beings who care for life and want to live to the fullest. Cheers to the doctors and staff. Cheers to family and friends. Cheers to LIFE.
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C. J. Lobo, MangaloreMonday, February 02, 2009
Dear Ivan and family,you are bravehearts who have accepted Gods will, and endured your trifle with patient. May God bless and keep you in good health. Hats off to wilson for his excellent narration.
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PRESCILLA, MANGALOREMonday, February 02, 2009
Dear Ivan,God loves you. God has come to help you in the guise of Doctors and angels are in the guise of helpers who helped you. Oh give thanks to the Lord for he is good, yes eternal is his love.
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Shamitha Sudesh, Mangalore/KuwaitMonday, February 02, 2009
Dear Mr. Ivan and family, I had tears in my eyes as I read this heart touching article. Its true that every black cloud has a silver lining and Gods Blessings and Presence helps us swim across all tides in life. May God bless you and your family with good health and prosperity in the years to come.
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Vijay, BangaloreMonday, February 02, 2009
Thanksbe  to god almighty and thanks to all those who prayed for Mr. Ivan Martis. God bless all.
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Usman Abbas, Shirva- KSAMonday, February 02, 2009
Dear Ivan and Family, Our Prayers and best wishes will  always be with you and please  care  and  continue to pray.  Thanks to Almighty to your great success.
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Oscar Rego, Shirva, DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes are with you, May God bless your fsmily and grant you a long life.
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Ivan Martis, Shirva/KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
First of all i thank the ALMIGHTY AND MOTHER MARY,for giving me a new life. I thank my wife Irene, my daughters,my mom,sister, brother and all the relatives, friends for their prayers, moral support and financial help.I thank the prasident and members of shirva welfare association,and K.C.W.A for their support.I take this opportunity to thank all the readers of daijiworld for commenting on the article about me. A big THANK YOU to Mr.Walter Nandalike and his team for the good work.Thanks form the bottom of our hearts to Wilson and Priya for the beautiful article.Prayerful thanks to Mr.Marian D'souza, Mr.Aby George and Mr.Lawrance D'souza for their support throughout my illness.Wholehearted thanks to Narayana Hrudayalaya Drs.team, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Dr. Rajesh T.R.,Dr.Bhagirath and all the doctors who helped me during my surgery,big thank you to sister Veena and Dakshini for taking care of me.Thank you to Fr.Melwin and all the priests of Holy Family Cathedral, Carmel School Sisters and all those who prayed for my speedy recovery.May almighty God bless all of you,happy and in good health Amen.
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Vincent Corda, Shirva DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes with you always.
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pinto, moodbidri/EuropeSunday, February 01, 2009
god bless you mr. Ivan martis
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Victor Mascarenhas, Puttur/MuscatSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear brother Ivan, faith and courage leads new life. Every moment, we must thank God for the miracle bestowed on us. Praise the Lord, it's really difficult to control the emotions to read this complete life episode of you, we sincerly pray, let Almighty God give you & your family strength & courage to lead the life. God bless you.
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irene sequeira, kuwait Sunday, February 01, 2009
thanks be to God Allmighty for his love and care. Irene, i am very happy to know this good news. may good god bless your family.
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Anita, mumbai/DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
Only God can create Miracles, Doctors are Angels sent from God above. Wishing you a long and healthy life Ivan.
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Ivan, my brother and friend, Praise the Lord....it was so difficult to go through each line of your surrvival. I and my family from saudi arabia wish you good health and all the best for your family stanley menezes/saudi arabia/jeddah
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GIRISH, Mangalore, BajpeSunday, February 01, 2009
'Winner of death' Heart breaking story. Really this family is the winner of death. Let us pray for the long life of Ivan Martis and also congragulate Narayana Hrudayalaya team which donated "Heart" to Ivan Martis. Really good human interseting story. Keep it up.
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Sarita D'Souza, Bondel / KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
As soon as I got the news of Mr. Ivan's ill health from his relatives, I passed on the prayer request to the Phone a Prayer Ministry of Holy Family Charasmatic group,Kuwait and we were praying daily for the success of his surgery and speedy recovery. The almighty is great and worthy to be praised. He has shown that he will never let down anyone who has faith in him. Wishing Mr. Ivan a long and healthy life with his wonderful family, relatives and friends. Also the brilliance, sympathy, kindness and genorosity of Dr. Devi Shetty and his team and Narayana Hrudayalaya is worth laudable. Hats off to you all at the hospital. May God Bless you too with a long life and good health so that you continue saving the life of all needy heart patients. God Bless you all. Sarita, Frankie, Tanya & Tiara (Irel's friend)
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Suraj, Belle, Moodubelle/DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
Thank our Almighty Savior for his Marcy! “PRAISE THE LORD” Yes! I heard a lot about Dr. Devi Shetty and his well known hospital “Narayana Hrudayalaya” As Ivan said Dr. Shetty is next to God. I heard this same statement from many of his patient who almost lost their hopes but they are recovered in good health after their successful heart surgery. May the almighty father give him Good health, more courage and strength to continue his mission. Good Luck and God Bless you Dr. Devi Shetty….keep up your Good work.
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Clive, Mumabi/KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
May God God continue to bless and guard Edwin in every way. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God also bless Dr Devi Prasad Shetty and his team of doctors who have given Edwin a new lease of life. Also, thanks to Narayana Hrudalaya in whom Edwin's faith was immense and not to forget, the management of the bank(BKME) who have supported him through this difficult phase and continue to do so even now.
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edweena, shirvaSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear ivan god is great. you are example to the people who quest against god. you are true christian. jesus blessed you with irene, hrudayala hospital and rest of helpers.
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Urban D'souza, Shirva - KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan, You and your family is a God fearing family. God has taken control and provided every help that you needed in right moment. Even God has arranged you a place such a way that you can attend Holy Mass next to your door. That shows God Loves and helping you and your family. SWAK remember you selfless service and wishes you and your family long and peaceful life. URABN - KUWAIT
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Wenzel, MangaloreSunday, February 01, 2009
Where there is a Will there is a Way and where there is Faith in Almighty God ... No questions asked. Best wishes for a long and healthy life.
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Irene, Mangalore/KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
Another feather in the hat of Dr. Devi Shetty/Narayana Hrudalaya. Thank God for saving a precious life. Ivan's faith in almighty, courage and prayers of all his loved ones were heard. Very informative article Wilson which will help many people. Thanks to Daiji too.
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preethi devadiga, mangalore/kuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
thanks to mr devishetty and the team. saving life of irels father. i dont no them. but IREL IS MY DAUGHTERS CLASSMATE.they both in class 7th. also both are dancer in a different field. god bless ivan marties and i wish him long life with his family, amen
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anita, mangaloreSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan, GOD has been your strength and fortitude in your moments of crisis. Thanks for sharing your experiences on how you with your family,overcame these obstacles, with faith and courage. An example for all of us to follow.May almighty keep you under his loving care.
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joes martis, shirvaSunday, February 01, 2009
hi uncle good 2 c u at daiji world.take care abt ur health.bye
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Viola Pinto, Putter/DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
Congralations dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes are with you .all the best Ivan.
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Viola Pinto, Putter/DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
CONGRALATIONS dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes are with you.All the best Ivan
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Padmanabha Shenoy, Udupi /Dammam Saudi ArabiaSunday, February 01, 2009
Tears rolled on my cheeks when I finished reading this true story. I was thinking all the time how much pain Mr. Ivan's family has gone through. May Almighty lord Jesus give them peaceful life throughout.
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Imilian D'souza & fly, Mangalore / KuwaitSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan & Fly, PRAISE THE LORD, GOD IS GREAT. Thanks Wilson for full coverage of Ivan's Heart Wrenching Story. Al mighty God never leaves Ivan & Fly because they are very kind and helpful to everyone. God Bless you and give you good health. Emy & fly
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Ahmed Bava, Gantal Katte/Moodbidri.Riyadh,K.S.A.Sunday, February 01, 2009
Thanks to Almighty who save the life of Ivan,and Congratulation to Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty And his team.We will pray with Almighty for Ivan's good health.
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Flavia Maria Pinto, Mangalore,Abu DhabiSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan, You have a sweet family with full of love,courage & full faith in God, As a wife & a mother any lady can imagine the pain & hardships taken by your wife. May God bless your family & grant you a long life. From today onwards you & your family will be in my daily prayers. Keep up your sweet smile.
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Irene Pais, MangaloreSunday, February 01, 2009
Dear Ivan and family,may our dear Lord keep you all under His lovig care always.Thanks a lot Mr. Saldanha and Daiji World.
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Anil P D'souza, Bantakal, DubaiSunday, February 01, 2009
"Great Job Dr. Shetty, Hats off you & your entire team" Ivan & Iry good luck to you & your family God is there for us all the time keep faith in him... Anil, Daisy, Anlon & Adriene..
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Ignatius,Jessy, shirva,AbudhabiSunday, February 01, 2009
Congratulations to the doctors who did a wonderful job to save Ivans life. We thank the Almighty for saving the life.Our best wishes and prayers are always there for you.
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Shareef Moideen, Mangalore/ Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaSaturday, January 31, 2009
Ivan & Family, believe in Almighty and keep praying to him. It is amazing to hear Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty & his team’s wonderful work. Ivan is an inspiration for others & even his wife also.
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AshaRoshan, vamanjoorSaturday, January 31, 2009
Dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes with you always.
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Charles D'Mello, PangalaSaturday, January 31, 2009
A very informative article. This is atleast saves the life of certain people who can afford the money. Goodwork by wilson.
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Deepa Shetty, Abu DhabiSaturday, January 31, 2009
Good luck Ivan. U have a beautiful family. May God bless u with long life and good health. Wilson, ur article was indeed touching. Our pride in Dr. Devi Shetty and Narayana Hrudayalaya knows no bounds indeed.
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William Mascarenhas, Moodbidri / DubaiSaturday, January 31, 2009
Congratulations to Dr. Deveprsad Shetty & his team. Really its a Miracle.
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antony menezes, bondel/mangloreSaturday, January 31, 2009
Good artical Wilson, and also good team work by Dr. Deviparsad Shetty..and ofcourse Mr Ivan hats off to your courage ...God bless you and your family.
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Stephen Machado, Karkala/Bangalore/KuwaitSaturday, January 31, 2009
Dear Ivan, Your faith in almighty (never loose hope) is a inspiration to us. It also encouraging to see the courage taken by Irine during this crises. Congratulations to the New Life given by the Lord thru Naraya Hradaylaya. Thanks to Daijiworld and Wilson.
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Manoj Menezes, Shirva/Abu DhabiSaturday, January 31, 2009
Dear Ivan and family our prayers and best wishes with you always. Hats off to your faith and courage. You are an inspiration to all who have lost faith in their life to re-live. All the best Ivan. From Manoj,Lilly,Marsha and Litsa and 'Menezes Family', Shirva
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ashwad paniyoor, paniyoorSaturday, January 31, 2009
Congratulations to Dr.Deviprasad Shetty and his team. Good luck to Ivan Martis.
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