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  • "Survivor

    Overwhelmed

    I'm a 48 yr old single mom of 3 teens. I had a heart attack on Feb 5, 2021. I eat very healthy and exercise everyday, I weigh 105lbs. I take very good care of myself. Never smoked or did drugs. I was brushing my teeth when a weird pain occurred under my collar ****. I laid...

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    BRAIN STEM STROKE PLEASE CONTACT ME THEIR MOVING MY FATHER TO HOSPICE TO DIE HE'S ONLY 64

    Hello MY DAD had to get airlifted from Hazleton general to Lehigh Valley hospital Cedar in Allentown PA to the ICU unit where there's neurosurgeons he suffered many strokes that led up to 1 big 1 that caused him to have a blood clot on the left side of his brain they had

  • "Survivor

    Getting back to tennis After major heart attack and quad Bypass open heart surgery

    I was visiting my sister in upstate New York in August 2017. On August 23rd, 2017, I was playing tennis with my daughter Faith, when I began to notice tight chest pains and continued sweating profusely long after the session ended. Having always lived a healthy lifestyle, I thought...

  • "Survivor

    My lovely younger sister survived a sudden stroke at 22

    Hi, I am a broken hearted brother who hope to smile again with my beautiful young sister as before. My dear Lubu a 22 yr University student was in a quite good health, but one month ago at 8.30 pm she had a sudden attack of hemorrhagic stroke, further diagnosed as ICH with ventricular...

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