Jacqueline Stone and her husband, BK Fulton, share her incredible story of surviving a massive stroke. Jacqueline is a living miracle and a fantastic example of what it means to “Live Fierce” and keep fighting! Here is their story, as shared for the 2021 Charlottesville Heart & Stroke Ball!
Tom McLane, April’s husband, helps share his wife’s story. April lives fierce every single day and, as you’ll soon learn, she continues to overcome her complications from stroke while maintaining an active, happy life. On June 18, 2014, April had a massive stroke. She was a healthy 37-year-old mother of two who had no
Stevie Mooney is a woman who truly “lives fierce”, being a mother, wife, coach, teacher and more! She has an active lifestyle but her life took a major change when she suffered a heart attack. Here is her story, which will amaze and inspire you! Hi! My name is Stevie Mooney and I would like
April is “Move More Month” and Kevin Pauley, AHA Communications Director, was happy to speak more about it with WOAY TV. Learn more about how to “Live Fierce”, move more and be healthy by checking out this story! For more information visit www.heart.org today!
Melanie Withers is a Heart Mom who wants to continue to share Blakely’s story, not only to keep her story alive but to help other Heart Parents who are facing similar battles. If you are reading this, consider yourself privileged. Privileged to even hear the story of my sweet Blakely Elizabeth. She was feisty, she
Devon has been named a Go Red for Women “Real Woman” spokesperson for our Go Red for Women national campaign. She is in the first class ever selected for Congenital Heart Defect Survivors. This is her story. I was born with an atrioventricular septal defect and a mitral valve defect. My parents were given two
As a heart survivor, Alicia Petry has become a valued spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s West Virginia team. Here is her story in time for American Heart Month. Everything was kind of fuzzy. I didn’t recognize the room or any one that was in my sight at that moment. I was confused, but the
“We’ve not seen anything like this since the pandemic of 1918,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases. Fauci spoke to attendees of the American Heart Association’s 2020 Scientific Sessions. His presentation, “COVID-19: Public Health & Scientific Challenges”, addressed many of the struggles found in the realm
The West Virginia team for the American Heart Association hosted the state’s first Community Dialogue event, focused on the teen vaping epidemic that has hit our nation. The event brought together panelists from the medical and education sectors as well as community members concerned about the dangers of e-cigarettes and our youth. The event was
The 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball was not only a lovely event with great attendance, great food, lots of fun and plenty of excitement, but it also became the highest-grossing Heart Ball in event history! Thanks to a perfect storm – great attendance, incredible sponsors and so many generous donations made that night – the 2020