4 Nov 2013
Dr. Kenneth Maynard, New Jersey
Dr. Maynard is an accomplished scientist who holds degrees in Human Sciences, Neurological Science and Neurobiology. He has a background in research of Cerebrovascular Disorders, such as stroke. He served as an Assistant Professor in Surgery (Neurosurgery) at Harvard Medical...
4 Sep 2013
Joan Cuba Richardson, New Jersey
My involvement in the American Heart Association stems from a combination of events in my life. Twenty-five years ago my mother passed away at the age of 51. She died of a heart attack due to complications from juvenile diabetes. Diabetics...
26 Jul 2013
Rebecca Smith Casey, New Jersey
Rebecca was a 15 year old sophomore at South Hunterdon Regional High School when she began experiencing dizzy spells and black outs during field hockey practice. Her coach recommended getting her blood sugar checked. However the symptoms persisted. While at...
7 Jun 2013
Laurie Heavener, New Jersey
Laurie Heavener of Stanhope knows from experience how important it is to train high schoolers in CPR: while picking up her daughter from a Girl Scout meeting she suddenly collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Thankfully a sophomore who had recently...
17 Sep 2012
Robert Zimmerman, New Jersey
Pitman Police Chief Robert Zimmerman believed himself to be a healthy 46 year old: he doesn’t smoke or have diabetes and he had normal blood pressure. He did have a history of high cholesterol, but that had been addressed years...
17 Sep 2012
Pam Coleman, New Jersey
I was born with a congenital heart valve defect which was detected at birth. I had three open heart surgeries by the time I was 30. My first surgery was at age 7 to repair my valve. Unfortunately that was...