hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

My name is Olivia Richardson and I am a two-time stroke survivor, former LVAD patient, and heart-transplant recipient. I was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had my first stroke at the age of 25. This was a shock to me because I had always been an athlete and been healthy all my life. After my

hidden Meet the Incredible Women of the Southern New England American Heart Association Heart2Heart Storytellers Class of 2020

Meet the Incredible Women of the Southern New England American Heart Association Heart2Heart Storytellers Class of 2020

The American Heart Association of Southern New England (AHA) is pleased to introduce the Heart2Heart Storytellers Class of 2020. The Heart2Heart Storytellers feature the stories of several local women across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, who have experienced heart disease and stroke, and are courageously sharing their journey to help other women. Each of these

hidden 8-year-old, Zoe Sher, a CHD Survivor in Rochester, NY, Gives Thanks While Giving Back

8-year-old, Zoe Sher, a CHD Survivor in Rochester, NY, Gives Thanks While Giving Back

My name is Zoe Sher. I have had an atrial septal defect my whole life – all 8 years. I recently had heart surgery to close it because the cardiologist said my heart was getting too big. Before my surgery, I was excited to hear that I needed to have surgery, but on the day