Saturday 26 Jul 2014

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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 surgery at age 5. Then as a teenager and young adult, …

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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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New book encourages people to live successfully and thrive

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown reviews 'Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,'written by Arianna Huffington, co-founder of

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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

Dan and Kirsten Wessel

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife

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Saved by CPR, he’s now certified in it – and encourages others to learn, too

During a softball game at church camp, lightning struck from a cloudless sky, hitting Zach and leaving him motionless on the ground behind third base. His eyes had

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This teen loves showing what her heart can do

Perseverance is tough. Persevering with a good attitude is even tougher. That's what makes Katherine Schroeder so remarkable. Katherine is only 13, but has undergone 15 surgeries or other

Penny-Santoro

‘Perky Penny’ encourages, inspires fellow stroke survivors

Penny Santoro loves using her story to encourage people to understand the warning signs of a stroke. She’s even used storytelling as part of her recovery. Last winter, she

Nancy Capelle

She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT

As an emergency medical technician and CPR trainer, Nancy Capelle helps save lives. Not long ago, she was the one in need of emergency care. A week after turning 40,

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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,