American Heart Association

STORIES FROM THE HEART: It was `only’ a warning stroke; good thing she took it seriously

After teaching two fitness classes and attending another, 36-year-old Jessica Diaz was taking a shower when she felt a strange sensation shoot down the left side of her body.

Jessica particularly noticed the odd feeling in her left hand.

“It was like it was there, but it wasn’t mine,” she recalled. […]

One year after explosion, Tedy’s Team runs the Boston Marathon

Chanting “Boston Strong,” all 76 members of Tedy’s Team started the Boston Marathon on Monday morning to help raise money for the American Stroke Association.

The group was led by its namesake, former New England Patriot player Tedy Bruschi, who started the team after suffering a stroke in 2005.

Each member […]

Tedy’s Team: Boston Marathon survivors run for stroke survivors

Dan Foley wondered who could be calling his cell phone since his family and friends knew he’d be at about Mile 25 of the Boston Marathon.

“I ignored it the first time,” Foley said. “But when it went off again, I took it out of my armband.”

It was his wife, […]