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Share Your Story: Emery Miller

Emery Miller, Arizona Emery would not be alive today without lifesaving heart research and that’s why he has become a veteran advocate at such a young age. He was diagnosed with a hole in his heart, arrhythmia and a weak...

Len Wallace, Connecticut

I was born in 1982 with a rare congenital heart defect known as an endocardial cushion defect with a hypoplastic left ventricle. In laymen’s terms, I was born with a weakened left ventricle which would take a pulmonary banding in...

Frank Mastrangelo, Massachusetts

It was a warm day in June 2006 when my parents returned to my home in Shirley, MA following my 10 year old daughter’s dance recital. Shortly after they returned, I noticed my father groaning and somewhat slumping on the...

Laura Geraghty, Massachusettes

For Laura, April 1, 2009, started out just as any other day. It was sunny but cool, she remembers. The mother of two, and a grandmother, was at her job, driving a school bus for the Newton Public School. Her...

Share Your Story: Michaela Gagne

Michaela Gagne Massachusetts As a student at Durfee High School, Michaela was a top scholar-athlete and graduated in the Top 10 of her class of 500 students. She was a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in basketball, soccer and track and...

Share Your Story: Judy Richards

Judy Richards Massachusetts Judy’s daughter Kayla was a healthy and active 22-year-old. She had just entered the Radiographic Technology Program at Massasoit Community College, and was working at Jordan hospital in the diagnostic imaging program. A healthy young girl, she...

Pat Degon, Massachusetts

Throughout her career as a health and physical education educator, Pat Degon has led by example, modeling the highest standards of equity, access, design and implementation of curriculum, all while closely collaborating with colleagues, students, parents and staff. Pat focuses...

Dr. Gerry Marx, Massachusetts

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Marx has been involved with the battle against heart disease. With over 20 years of experience as a pediatric cardiologist, he recognizes the impact childhood obesity is having on children today and will continue to...

Diane and Jake Pickles, Massachusetts

Diane Pickles and Jake Pickles live in Haverhill with husband/dad Bill and older brother Matt. Jake was diagnosed in utero with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means that the left side of his heart failed to develop and he is...

Share Your Story: Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe Massachusetts Amy Wolfe is a stay at home mother of 3 wonderful children; Allison, Andrew, and Ryan. Her oldest child, Allison, was born in 1999 with a very severe form of heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. In...