Advocate Spotlight: Molly Soeby
Community Health is why
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Advocate Spotlight: Jolene Keplin
My Father and My Community is why
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Meet Survivor Joe Schweitzer
Joe Schweitzer was working out at a local gym on the evening of June 24th, 2015. He and his wife Teresa had just finished a 40 minute workout when he looked over at her and asked to leave because he wasn’t feeling well. Within seconds of getting into their vehicle, Joe exclaimed that his head hurt and that he wanted to go straight to the hospital. Then, Joe went into sudden cardiac arrest.
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Advocate Spotlight: Amy Walters
This month's Advocate Spotlight shines on Amy Walters. Amy has been a passionate You're the Cure advocate for several years, however, her leadership to implement CPR in schools has been instrumental in the success of this life-saving program. Recently, Amy shared with us where her passion for her volunteerism comes from and why this issue has been important in her advocacy work.
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Survivor Spotlight: Sheila Long
Meet Sheila Long, Survivor and Advocate for Women's Heart Health. As a healthy, active and vibrant woman in her 40’s, Sheila never expected to experience a heart attack. Sheila did not have the common risk factors for heart attack – she was a non-smoker, she exercised on a regular basis and maintained a healthy diet and weight. However, Sheila did have heart disease in her family.
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Advocate Spotlight: Ann Malmberg
Meet Ann Malmberg, volunteer advocate in North Dakota. Like many other families in North Dakota, Ann's family has been affected by heart disease. It's why she has chosen to advocate for women's health and for active, healthy lifestyles for all North Dakotans.
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Youth Advocate Spotlight: Jackson Walters
Jackson Walters is an active youth advocate for the American Heart Association. Jackson and his Mom, Amy, have taken an active role in advocating for healthy, nutritious school meals. Jackson has met with members of our Congressional delegation numerous times to ask for their support for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. We caught up with Jackson upon returning from national Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and asked him to share some of his experiences with our readers.
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Advocate Spotlight: Lynette Anderson
Meet Lynette Anderson. Lynnette is a registered nurse, and like many AHA volunteers has an extensive background in heart attack care. She was a Critical Care Nurse for 20 years, currently working in the quality department where she monitors and collects data on heart attack patients in addition to 15 years as EMT on the Page Ambulance squad. Lynnette knew the importance of receiving quick and timely care for a heart attack.
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My Story: Ryan Radermacher
Ryan Radermacher knew something was wrong. It was a hot, muggy day, but not enough to cause heavy sweating. Ryan had been repairing equipment and getting things in order for the upcoming harvest. He was working hard, but nothing to strenuous. Ryan also felt some pressure in his chest and his arm was aching.
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My Story: Erv Inniger
Meet Erv Inniger. Erv is a survivor, an advocate, and a champion for the chain of survival. He woke up that August day feeling his typical 100% A-OK. The last thing he expected was to be having heart surgery an hour and a half later that day. Erv shares his story of survival and why he believes in having a strong system of care in North Dakota - to save lives from heart attack.
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