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Stories of Survival

  • "Survivor

    Fighting CHF caused by Chemo

    To make a very long SHORT.  My husband has a cancer called Liposarcoma, tumors show up in the fatty tissues of your body.  We were headed to Laughlin, Az for Labor Day 2017, my husband Sam stated that his back was aching. We decided to stop in Phoenix for a quick visit...

  • "Survivor

    2 strokes, 3 days apart - 3 years ago

    I walked out of the hospital on my own 2 legs without assistance on May 3, 2015 following evaluation of 2 Ischemic strokes 3 days apart.  I now celebrate May 3rd as my birthday, I love spring better than fall anyway.
    On Sunday evening April 28 I felt dizzy and had to

  • "Survivor

    16 minutes dead and a whole healthy life to live!

    April 2015. I was running my 16th half marathon in Rio de Janeiro. Exceptionally, alone. Kilometer 17, running up. Feeling tired. Stopped running. Started walking. Alternating running and walking. Kilometer 19. My heart stopped while I was running, and I fell down with my face...

  • "Survivor

    Not yet

    Dec15, 2018 my leg was in pain felt like a hammer was hitting it I was the manager on duty, I would have to wait till the next one came in I called my Dr they said come on in my dr plus 2 more came into my room and asked how long has my leg been cold , I replied  I didn't...

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