To Bruno Didier, my brother in angioplasty.
In memory of Jean Baptiste Franck, who dreamt of becoming a cardiologist.
In memory of Ferid Siala, who passed away too soon.
In honor of Jacques Puel, who was fascinated by flyin swallows...
I would like to thank all those who have given me permission to use the photos
and materials included in this book. In particular, I appreciate the availability and
the enthusiasm of Maria Schlumpf in her support of these efforts. I feel like I
understand a little bit better now what her support meant to Andreas and how she
helped enable him to accomplish his dream.