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Inspiring, well-chronicled boy receives long-awaited new heart

Rylan Karrer woke up on Easter morning eager to dig into his basket of goodies. After 894 days of waiting on a heart transplant list, the plucky 11-year-old received something far more precious. The Houston-area family was waiting more than …

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Go Red For Women volunteer Rekisha Harris dies after battle with heart disease

Rekisha Harris, a leading national volunteer for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, has died after a long fight with heart disease. Harris’ heart problems began in 2011,

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: While boy awaits transplant to beat incredibly rare condition, family accepts ‘new normal’

Rylan Karrer has to sit on the sidelines. He doesn’t have the energy to run, jump and play like other 10-year-old kids. His heart can’t handle it. Rylan is dealing

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: It can be tough being a kid with a heart problem; author helps ease pain he felt with book aimed at others going through it

Samuel Ward III wants kids with heart conditions to know they’re not alone. He knows how they feel because he was once one of them. The author – who goes by