Hey! Thanks for visiting The Heart Warrior Project. I am Jellis Vaes, a fellow cardiac arrest survivor. (If you’d like to learn more about why I started this project, click ‘here’.) I truly appreciate you being here. On this website, you can find inspiration and emotional support from other cardiac arrest survivors, interviews with cardiologists, and articles to help you improve your quality of life after surviving a cardiac arrest and manage the rollercoaster ride that your life may have become. Please feel at home, my heart warrior friend. I hope you will find value, support, and insights here on The Heart Warrior Project.

Jellis V

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Support The Heart Warrior Project

Note that The Heart Warrior Project is run by one guy, which is, yes, me.

In between work, studies at university, and just life, I try to squeeze in some time almost every day to work on this project.

This project takes a lot of work, as I genuinely want to deliver high-quality and helpful content for survivors here. 

And I do it with much joy every day. 

However, it’s not only time that this project requires, but, obviously, money to keep it running: from website hosting, to plugins that make the website more functional, my proofreader, Adobe Creative (to edit the podcast episodes), a booking system to make it easy for guests to appear on the show, and podcast hosting.

I do not mind paying for any of these as I care a great deal about this project. 

But help is always appreciated.

Therefore, if you have found or come to find anything helpful or insightful here on the website, please consider supporting The Heart Warrior Project.

If you are a survivor, I would recommend buying either a Heart Warrior t-shirt or a Heart Warrior mug—or both! I, together with an illustrator, created the design for them.

Both the t-shirt and the mug are made from durable and quality materials, and don’t they look just great?!


If the t-shirt or mug doesn’t speak to you, but you still want to support the project, we do accept donations. Anything, even as little as 1 dollar, can help me keep this project alive.