The premiere of  “Voices Past, Softly Speaking” by Allen Schulz ’87 was a highlight of the 2014 Alumni Faculty Symposium. His return to campus was a joyous celebration. But shortly after premiering another musical work in Pittsburgh barely a month later, Allen suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma and nearly took his life.

Now the good news—Allen is well on the road to recovery, and a recent essay at The Huffington Post chronicles both his year-long struggle and his gratitude for those who saved his life and the family and friends who have stood by him.

Read Rebecca Bratspies’ moving piece (and see a video of Allen) here.

Thanks to Wabash Audio and Video Technician Phillip Merriett ’08 for passing this link along to us.