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My Story - Kelsey Neal

I had a cardiac arrest when I was 13 years old. My parents found me on the floor in my bedroom.  At the time they did not know what happened, but they noticed that I wasn't breathing. 

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Share Your Story: Sean Sornborger

Sean Sornborger, California Before my stroke, I was on top of the world. I had a wonderful job in fashion merchandising, owned a beach property in San Diego, lived in a beautiful apartment in New York and have accomplished a...

Anthony Campagna, Ohio

I am a proud supporter of AHA and with good reason. When I graduated from high school in 2000, I was almost 300 lbs. I was unhealthy, unhappy, and antisocial. I blamed myself for my condition; every diet I tried failed and I took it personally.

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Tara Stuttler, Ohio

On October 29, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio, a new life joined our family.  We named him Devin and fell in love with him instantly.  Unlike when his older brother Craig was born, Devin did not want to eat and just seemed too tired.  We thought it was due to the long, exhausting labor and just continued to attempt nursing here and there.  The doctors, pediatricians, and nurses all thought he looked well each time they checked him.  

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Sallee and Austin, Pennsylvania

There is nothing scarier than to find out your 2 day old infant has 3 heart defects. My name is Sallee and my son Austin was born 5 weeks early on December 21, 2004.  On December 23, 2004, Austin was taken by ambulance to Hershey Medical Center.  He was diagnosed with Coarctation of the Aorta, Ventricular Septal Defect and Bicuspid Aortic Valve. On December 27th, Austin, just 6 days old, underwent his first heart surgery to fix the blockage in his aorta.

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Share Your Story: Jessica N.

Jessica I was a ten-month old baby when I went into heart failure due to a rare virus commonly known as Kawasaki’s disease. This autoimmune virus strikes the circulatory system of young children, often under the age of five before...

NYC Announces the Heartsaver Recognition Program

As the American Heart Association continues to prioritize CPR training, especially for New York's high school students, we have come across some of the most amazing advocates who are working tirelessly to support our policy work.  But heroes come from...

Tabitha Haizlip

 

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Spotlight: Stephanie Bochenek, Kentucky

Stephanie Bochenek Kentucky I’m Stephanie Bochenek, a 22 year old Kentucky resident, originally from Hamilton, ON. I recently graduated from Michigan State University, where I was a five year student-athlete. All my life I have had a passion for sports,...
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My Story: Ginny Curley

At 6am on Monday, July 12, 2010, my husband awoke to hear me gasping for breath.  When he tried to wake me, I stopped breathing.  As a healthy 42 year-old, I never expected he would have to save my life. 

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