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Stories of Survival

  • "Survivor

    My Crazy Story

    My name is Vicky and even my doctors will tell you that I never do anything "normally". Sorry if this runs a little long!! In 1984 I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, not just one kind but 2. They removed my spleen, several lymphs and took several liver byopsies....

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    The 1% chance

    Hi, my name is Jolie, I'm 22 years old and I was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of fallot, which is a defect that compromises the heart's valves and their productivity. By the time I was 20 it was time for my pulmonic and aortic valves to be replaced,...

  • "Survivor

    Stroke at 26

    I suffered a massive ischemic stroke in my right parietal lobe while driving, affecting my dominant left side. The date was March 27th, 2013. A day in which I have a play-by-play, burned into my memory forever. Suddenly my vision went slamming into vertigo while driving....

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    Brian Tinsley

    Hi,
    I am the www.aorticdissection.com guy and my name is Brian TInsley. I am presently 56 years old and on 8/22/19 it will be 16 years since my aortic dissection. I had to have my ascending aorta replaced. I have a bicuspid valve that was never replaced and has continued to...

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