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 Sammi Skates Rhode Island Red

Sammi Skates Rhode Island Red

9-year-old Survivor Spreads Heart Awareness on Ice Born with a congenital heart defect, Sammi Fagan spent most of her formative years in and out of the hospital. Fortunately, as she grew bigger, her heart got stronger. Now, she’s paying it forward and raising dollars and awareness so other families don’t face the same struggles her

hidden My Pawesome Stroke Hero

My Pawesome Stroke Hero

How a furry friend helped me heal By Stacy Quinn, Guest Blogger Having a strong support system is important when you’re coping with the aftermath of a health crisis, especially the emotional ramifications. After my stroke, my appearance suggested I was just fine. But below the surface, I had stabbing eye and neck pain, blurry

hidden Two Boston heart patients bond over shared struggle

Two Boston heart patients bond over shared struggle

The Boston Herald published a beautiful story this week about how a friendship developed between two men over a shared struggle with heart disease. The story focuses on Julius Johnson, 17, and Bouba Dieme, 32, who both have a ventricular assist device (VAD) called the HeartMate 3. This golf ball-sized mechanical pump is implanted into