Best Wishes in Retirement, Julie!
After 31 years of service to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, it is bittersweet that we announce that Julie Brackett, Vice President of Advocacy for the Great Rivers Affiliate, retired on August 3rd.
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Louisa Phillips, Outstanding Advocate
The American Heart Association is most proud to present Louisa Phillips with the 2018 Great Rivers Affiliate Leadership Legacy Award for her outstanding and dedicated service to the work of the organization.
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Grace Firestone: 2017 Survivor-Advocate of the Year
This year, we're excited to recognize Grace Firestone as our American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2017 Survivor-Advocate of the Year.
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Grace Firestone, Delaware
On June 4th, 2011, I spoke at my high school graduation at Tower Hill in Wilmington, Delaware. I was in peak health, with hopes of playing collegiate soccer in the fall. Two days later, I went tubing on the Brandywine with my best friend, and trained at the local YMCA in the afternoon. Around 11pm that night, I was on the floor of my home in Sudden Cardiac Arrest.