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Louise Beaulieu, Maine

"People say to me that if I had a heart attack, anyone could. This was a wake-up call to everyone." Louise feels it is imperative that she share her story with other Maine women, so that they take care of...

Mindy Beyer, Maine

I was born with a complex congenital heart condition. My parents were told that if I made it to the age of three I would be lucky. I am now 34 years old and a cardiac nurse. Recently, (much to...

Jennifer Damon, Maine

In January of 2006, I was working the overnight shift at a rehab for women when I started feeling the “classic” symptoms of a heart attack.  I was 31 years old and thought that I was too young to be...

Richard Veilleux, Maine

In March 1980 I was expecting a visit from my Mom and Dad.  Instead, I got a phone call from my brother telling me that my Dad had suffered a heart attack.  That was the first of several cardiac problems...

Share Your Story: Vance Lobe

Vance Lobe, Washington I am a two time heart attack survivor. The first one three years ago stopped my heart on three separate occasions on the way to the hospital. After my heart attack I received an emergency percutaneous coronary intervention...

Share Your Story: Hallie

Hallie, Oregon I was just 35 when I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at work. I finished a phone call and was getting up to leave when I collapsed to the floor. My colleague, Jessica, heard me fall and rushed...
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Leigh-Anne Weiss, Pennsylvania

At the age of 34, I experienced a stroke. It was January 21, 2009 and I had the day off work and was excited to be watching the Presidential inauguration on TV. I was on the phone with my husband when I started having difficulty. I was trying to pick up a pen from my desk and just couldn’t make my hand work. Suddenly my speech became strange and slurred. I remember saying "I can't find my words" and becoming increasingly agitated.  Luckily my husband David recognized that something was terribly wrong…that I wasn’t just “stressed out”!

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Share Your Story: Tanya & Ken Mathys

Tanya and Ken Mathys, Utah Tanya has always been prepared to save someone’s life with CPR. She just never thought it would be her husband’s. When Ken went into cardiac arrest after their son’s soccer game, she pulled him from...

Advocate Spotlight: Gail Harris-Berry

Gail Harris-Berry Maryland In June of 2011, I had near-death heart episode that doctors declared “I wouldn’t survive.”  My family was called in allowed to say “good-bye.”   Having had a cardio-catherization, released from the hospital 6 hrs. later.  While resting...