Newsletter Advocate Stories
Meet Petra Colindres, Member of the Grassroots Action Team
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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Why Amanda Advocates
Advocate Spotlight: Lisa Culbertson
More than 326,000 people in the United States suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually. If more people knew CPR, more lives would be saved. I am one of a few people who has performed CPR, has received CPR, and even more rare, married my lifesaver!
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Survivor Spotlight: Owen Harris
Meet Owen Harris. Shortly after little Owen was born, their doctor told his family he had a very loud heart murmur and that they needed to do an EKG right away. The doctor also said she would be consulting with a pediatric cardiologist from Sioux Falls. A few days later, Owen’s parents met with the pediatric cardiologist and found out that Owen had bicuspid aortic stenosis.
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Charlotte and Rachel Richey, Kentucky
On May 28, 2015, four-year-old Charlotte was diagnosed with an electrical heart condition called Catecholarminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPMVT). The diagnosis came after she had two incidents in which she lost consciousness and had to have CPR performed to save her life.
Meet Catalina Berry, Our You're the Cure Champion
Volunteers Gather to Mobilize in Denver
On March 23, 2015, Michael Flynn was working in the city of Philadelphia when he went into full cardiac arrest at the VA Administration Building. A co-worker secured the site and they found a nurse in the building that started CPR. An AED was used on Michael two times. Medics quickly arrived and transported him to Temple University Hospital.
Michael Flynn, Pennsylvania
On March 23, 2015, Michael Flynn was working in the city of Philadelphia when he went into full cardiac arrest at the VA Administration Building. A co-worker secured the site and they found a nurse in the building that started CPR. An AED was used on Michael two times. Medics quickly arrived and transported him to Temple University Hospital. Michael had just turned 35 at the end of February, has a 3 year old daughter, Della, and his wife Julia was pregnant and due in May. He said he didn’t feel well, but other than that, there were no signs or symptoms.