Quality and Value of Care
7 Jun 2014
Shannon Chamizo - A Survivor Who is Giving Back
Written by Shannon Chamizo My name is Shannon Chamizo, I am a You’re The Cure advocate and a survivor. My sons and I became involved with the American Heart Association after I survived both cardiac arrest and a heart attack...
31 Dec 2013
Megan Allen, Maine
My name is Megan Allen, and I live in Waterville, Maine. I am a member of You’re the Cure and volunteer for the American Heart Association because I believe it is critically important that all newborns are screened for critical...
9 Dec 2013
Advocate Spotlight: Lori Wright
Lori Wright, Nevada Lori Wright is an American Stroke Association (ASA) advocacy champion. She had a stroke at age 44 and lost use of the left side of her body. Because of this she is unable to drive and typically...
10 Nov 2013
Improving Survival Rates One Community at a Time
ACT: C3 is a project aimed at improving survival of cardiac arrest victims in Eugene & Springfield, Oregon. Local firefighter Josh Moore developed the program to strengthen the chain of survival identified by the American Heart Association. Funding comes from...
7 Nov 2013
Advocate Spotlight: Drew Sperling
Drew Sperling, California Drew Sperling was a college student in good health when he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He had no family history, blood pressure was normal and no other signs or symptoms – other than a minor headache. “I...
16 Oct 2013
Elizabeth Roy, Maine
I am Elizabeth Roy and I live in Albion, Maine. My second son, Brodyn has Hypo Plastic Left Heart Syndrome, a severe underdevelopment of the left side of his heart. He was born with half a heart, and this defect...
17 Sep 2012
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...
14 Sep 2012 | Nancy Vaughan
Isaac Landry, New Hampshire
18 Aug 2012
Share Your Story: April Zelenka
April Zelenka Wisconsin I was just 14 when I first had an episode of Long QT Syndrome. After I lost consciousness when answering the telephone, I spent three days in the hospital and underwent many tests. Doctors finally confirmed I...
19 Jul 2012
Share Your Story: Olivia Q
Olivia Q Winthrop, MA More than two-dozen first-graders were squealing and bouncing balls on a mid-February morning in the gym in an East Boston school when six-year-old Olivia suddenly collapsed. No one saw it coming. The little girl with the...