On Monday, September 21, 2009, Dallwyn Merck, a Governing Board Member of the Objectivist Party, who also serves as Secretary of the Objectivist Party of New York, visited the Emergency Room of St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, New York suffering from chest pains and light-headedness. After extensive testing, it was determined that the defects in his heart valves that had previously been discovered had worsened. Mr. Merck was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital and it was determined that immediate surgery would be necessary to save his life.
On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Dallwyn Merck underwent heart valve surgery. One valve was replaced with a pig valve and the other valve was repaired. Despite the doctor saying there was a 6%-8% chance he would not survive the surgery, Dallwyn did survive and the doctor said the procedure went well.
On behalf of the Objectivist Party, I want to say we wish Dallwyn well and hope for his speedy recovery.