Research Saved My Life
Our team of nine climbers, all volunteers for a Kenyan orphanage, had begun the journey in a downpour, and the wet equipment, high elevation and ubiquitous beef stew had begun to take its toll on my body.
hero_image_alt_text===people getting ready to mountain climb
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Christi Nelson, Ohio
I was 29 years old and completely healthy. October 18, 2006, was just like any other day at Akron Children’s Hospital where I was completing my internship to be a Child Life Specialist.
Roy Varghese, M.D., Kentucky
After more than thirty years of caring for patients in his Eastern Kentucky community, Dr. Roy Varghese unexpectedly became a patient himself.
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Tonii Rizzo, Kentucky
In April 2006, Tonii Rizzo was the picture of health. An avid runner who exercised every day, he never expected to have a "widow maker" heart attack that would forever change his life.
Felicia Guerrero, Ohio
As an active You’re the Cure Advocate and Physician Outreach and Marketing Liaison for the University of Toledo, Felicia Guerrero is no stranger to speaking up for improved health for Ohio’s kids and communities. So, it was no surprise that Felicia jumped at the chance to deliver “lunch” (a lunch bag of puzzle pieces representing healthy school meals) to both U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur’s and U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s offices in support of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Heart Month this February!!
Tony Lindeman, Ohio
The morning of September 29, 2012, started like all my previous 16,911 days as I woke up before my alarm, jumped out of bed and was soon ready to take on the challenges of the day. My first challenge that day was completing my eighth marathon in Akron, Ohio. I was prepared to run the marathon after completing the same extensive marathon training I did each year since 2007.