Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Girl born with problematic heart thrives, loves giving others hope they can, too

When River and Chris Triffo went to have the 20-week ultrasound done on their fourth child, they were eager to hear whether they would be having a girl or a boy. When the technician hastily left the room and returned …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Don’t just live, live well,’ urges heart disease, stroke survivor

There have been two constant themes in Pete Huttlinger’s life: music and heart disease. Born with a heart defect, Pete lacked the energy to keep up with kids his

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Woman who ignored symptoms now advises others to be aware

More than anything, Melissa Blount wanted to give her daughter Safiya a sibling. She built her life around her quest for another child. In her late 30s, this meant

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Warning stroke uncovers lurking heart condition; he’s now helping raise awareness

J. Loren Sisson IV has always been on the move. A lifelong athlete, he played basketball in college. He then worked as a personal trainer in the gym his

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Family faced heart-defect diagnosis before birth – again; outcome better the 2nd time

When Greta Hurst was about 15 weeks pregnant with her second child, doctors told her and her husband Darnell that the baby’s heart would not survive. But little Mariah

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Personal chef sheds 100 pounds, gains new perspective on food

Kirsten Helle grew up loving food. And there was always plenty to love. “Celebrations were built around food,” she said. “Every night, dinner was a big production and you

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 5-year-old with rare stroke issue ‘doesn’t know anything else than to smile’

Caelon Arthur was 20 months old when he had his first stroke. His screams awakened his parents in the middle of the night, but it was only in

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She overcame a stroke; her sister didn’t, stoking her passion to educate others

Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Survivor says Affordable Care Act may have saved her life

Life as a college freshman was crisp and new for Aqualyn Laury as she walked across the campus to her first class of the day. Then she felt