Advocate Highlight- Heidi Stewart
Hi my name is Heidi. I might look like your average college student but what you can’t tell just from looking at me is that I am a survivor.
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Advocate Story: Andrea Witte
My name is Andrea Witte and I’m 20 years old and a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno studying biology on the pre-medical track. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska to two healthy wonderful parents Mary and John. Since birth, my parents and both my maternal and paternal Grandmother thought something wasn’t quite right. Both grandmothers commented on how I was “very tall and floppy.” At their urging, my parents took me from doctor to doctor, who all said “you have a very tall baby, but she is just fine.” That was until I was 18 months old when my Grandmother read an article on Marfan Syndrome while visiting Stanford Hospital and Clinics and sent the article to my parents. She urged us to ask the doctors to rule out Marfan Syndrome even though all the dominant features of Marfan fit. After a battery of tests in Anchorage in 1998, including an eye exam and an echocardiogram, I was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome.
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Advocate Spotlight: Cindy Peterman
After 35 years of smoking, bouts with bronchitis and increasing prices, Cindy Peterman decided it was time to quit and she credits the recent price increase for tobacco products in Nevada with helping her.
Knowing CPR Saved My Son
A lifesaving event retold by Kristy Stoner.
Advocate Highlight - Claudette Kenmir
In December of 2006, I was a healthy 45 year old woman, newly divorced, with a high stress job and living by myself for the first time in my life. I started having severe headaches and couldn’t figure out why.
Advocate Highlight - Myra Wilson
In 2014, Myra was a nursing student who knew right away something wasn't right when her vision went blurry. Here Myra share's her story of stroke survival.
Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes
For TJ Haynes it was a matter of time. TJ recently threw out the first pitch at a Mustangs game in Dehler Park to promote the AHA’s Raise the Roof in Red campaign just after suffering a heart attack.
August 7th, 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on.
Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman
Sara was like any other bride who spent months planning her wedding, but she never could have guess what would happen on the flight to Mexico.
Why I Intern for the American Heart Association
Guest Blogger: Lyudmila Chernenko- Intern, AHA Sacramento California Office