I Never Expected the CPR Skills I Taught Others Would Go on to Save My Own Life
I've been a CPR and First Aid Instructor for more than 45 years, but never expected that the CPR skills I taught others would go on to save my own life.
My Experience on Capitol Hill
It was such a wonderful experience to attend You’re the Cure on the Hill with the American Heart Association. As a health care professional who is personally connected to this work, I had the opportunity to speak to Michigan legislators on my “why.”
Share your Story: Rosemary Moore
On January 10, 2016, I lost my Mom to heart disease.
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Share Your Story - Gemma Gauger
At just eight months old, Gemma had a cardiac arrest and coded. She was down for 25 minutes and suffered a stroke.
Share Your Story - Mary Ferrier
I was five years old when my mother sat down with me and told me she needed to go out of town for heart surgery.
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Share Your Story: Shelley Wyant
May 8, 2013 started out like any other day. I got up, felt fine, went to work and spent my lunch hour at the mall shopping with a friend. I had a 1 p.m. meeting with a colleague and that's where it happened; I experienced sudden cardiac arrest.
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Share Your Story: Alanna Lee
For eight years, I struggled to get a diagnosis for my heart condition. It started when I was 16. I was young, healthy, and active. When I started having heart palpitations and chest pains, I had no idea why. When you are 16, your peers and teachers aren't talking about heart health. You aren't told about the symptoms of heart disease. People my age didn't have heart problems!
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Share Your Story: Kristin Brancheau
On December 9, 2007, the last thing I remembered before waking briefly in an ambulance on my way to the hospital, was leaving my three year old daughter's dance recital. It wasn't until I woke up the next day that I was told that my heart had stopped beating due to an electrical issue.
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Share your Story: Sheri Lindsay
My life has changed dramatically in the past 24 months since I had a stroke — I am now happier and healthier than I have ever been — and I am so grateful for this chance to share my story. I am hopeful that people who are faced with similar health challenges will find my story helpful and inspiring.
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Share your Story: Alli Sidel
Hi! My name is Alli.
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