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READ THEIR STORIES OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Real stories from real people.

Thousands of people are affected by heart disease and stroke.

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Stories of Survival

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    Heart Problems after surviving Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    I am a cancer survivor (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) who was treated with chemotherapy in 2013-2014.. I had quadruple by-pass in April, 2015 followed by placement of a stent in July, 2017. I also had an ICD inserted in 2017. Now for the past one month I am experiencing angina at various...

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    Second Heart Attack and a Stroke!

    I retired from the US Navy in January 1996 and had my first heart attack 3 months later, while I was working in Sasebo Japan. I realized that I need to change certain things in my life for my young 10 month old daughter, so I gave up smoking cigarettes, stopped drinking coffee...

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    After

     
    Dropped my youngest son off at college. Celebrated our empty nest with a great dinner. Then I started feeling sick and throwing up.  Little did we know I was having a heart attack.  I passed out in the hotel bathroom hitting my face and breaking my nose. My...

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    Ruby Hope- A story of survival

    Since having my heart attack three years ago, I count each day as a blessing. Although I have spent my career working in health care, I have not always made my own personal health the priority it should be.

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