hidden Despite more than 20 years on her heart journey, she remains hopeful

Despite more than 20 years on her heart journey, she remains hopeful

Jessica Blomn’s story of survival has spanned more than two decades. “My journey is a long one,” she said. “It all began when I was in my senior year at Montclair State University, where I was one of the team captains for the swim team and president of my sorority.” Jessica’s doctor suggested she see

hidden Gia had open heart surgery at three days old. Now, she’s celebrating her second birthday.

Gia had open heart surgery at three days old. Now, she’s celebrating her second birthday.

Michele and John McGovern III always dreamed of starting their own family. So, when they found out they were pregnant and expecting their first child in March of 2020, words could not describe how overjoyed, blessed, and hopeful the couple felt. After what seemed to be a smooth and typical pregnancy, the McGoverns received shocking

hidden Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

Krysta’s Heart Stopped on the Operating Table. Now She’s Reclaiming Her Rhythm During American Heart Month!

On the morning of September 24, 2021, Krysta headed into the doctor for a pre-scheduled hip surgery. As an active 30-year-old with no pre-existing conditions or serious health concerns, Krysta anticipated a simple operation. The last thing she remembers is going under anesthesia around 11 a.m. Two days later, she woke up confined to a

hidden Heart2Heart Campaign Calls on Women to Share Stories of Surviving Heart Disease & Stroke

Heart2Heart Campaign Calls on Women to Share Stories of Surviving Heart Disease & Stroke

The American Heart Association seeks survivor stories to raise women’s heart disease and stroke awareness in support of the Go Red for Women Luncheon The American Heart Association of Southern New England (AHA) is calling on women across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts to share their stories of surviving heart disease or stroke for the

hidden 25 Year Old Stroke Survivor Advocates the Importance of Awareness at Any Age

25 Year Old Stroke Survivor Advocates the Importance of Awareness at Any Age

At 23 years old, Portsmouth local, Kristin Walker, survived a stroke. This World Stroke Day, Kristin, now 25 years old bravely shares her story to help spread the importance of stroke awareness, at any age.  I typically have a big smile on my Face; but the night of September 8th, 2019 my left side was

hidden CPR Saves Lives  – Charlie’s Story

CPR Saves Lives – Charlie’s Story

April 3, 2019 began like any other day for Charlie Nordhoff. Little did he know that his life would change forever and he would be saved through CPR, thanks to the quick, life-saving actions of his colleagues. Charlie did not recognize that he was having a heart attack, nor did he recognize any symptoms of

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Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

Hi! I am Mike Mathis. In August 2017, at the age of 50, I had a “widow maker” heart attack and survived. Everything went right that day. From the decision to have my wife drive me to the hospital, to the ER Doctors and Staff not giving up on me, even after 40 minutes. I