Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Dylan’s workday with mom helps save baby brother’s life

On a day off from school, 11-year-old Dylan Stanley decided to join his mom at her office. And it just so happened that his mom, dentist Kate Stanley, was holding the every-other-year CPR training for her staff that day. “Dylan …

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Keyota and Faith Cole

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Like mother, like daughter – emotionally strong duo battle rare forms of heart disease

Keyota Cole was born with a hole in her heart and an abnormal valve. At 18 months old, she had her first open-heart surgery. Keyota underwent a second heart

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist

It was the Monday before Thanksgiving a few years ago, and Greg Weglowski was on his bicycle. Greg – a Gulf War veteran who at the time was a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: This stroke survivor is dedicated to helping others beat, avoid stroke

During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question. Then she asked it again. And again. The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1.

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 17 days before co-chairing Heart Walk, he underwent open-heart surgery

As a father, husband, businessman and co-chair of the 2012 Heart Walk in Lincoln, Neb., Craig Gies kept plenty busy. He was so busy that about two weeks before

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Jump Rope For Heart – 35 years old and still going strong

It is early 1978, and much of the United States is battling a harsh winter. At Riverside High School in Milwaukee, physical education teacher Jean Barkow is dealing

Jacob and Andrea

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Quadruple bypass turns longtime smoker into dedicated marathon runner

Jacob Sternfeld started smoking when he was 12 and by age 50 had hardly ever stopped. He was burning through 30 cigarettes a day, practically two for every

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: `1000 to 1,’ the amazing story of Cory Weissman

The first magical moment of Cory Weissman’s basketball career was scoring his 1,000th point for Jackson Memorial  High School in Jackson Township, N.J. Only the ninth player in school history

Darren and Reghan

5th grader jumping in father’s memory keeps exceeding fundraising goals

As the daughter of a flight paramedic and an intensive-care nurse, Reghan Haynes has grown up with a keen devotion to improving and saving lives. Given her own

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Saved by bystanders, woman works to get more trained in CPR

April 24, 2010, was a typically busy Saturday for Jill Hisey, then a 44-year-old mother of three active kids in Arcadia, Calif. She dropped off her 13-year-old daughter, Allie,