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Share Your Story: Susan Bennett

by Anne S. on Thursday, November 7, 2013

Susan Bennett Chicago, IL

On August 21, 2001, three weeks after my son was born I suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack). For the next two days, the doctors couldn’t tell my husband if I was going to live. Due to the fact I had just had a baby, the immediate assumption was post-partum cardiomyopathy. Happily, after weeks of testing this proved not to be the case. Three weeks later, I was able to return home to my family – my husband, 18-month-old daughter and 1-month-old son – and begin the long road of physical and emotional recovery.

This August marked the 10th anniversary of that event. I’m healthy and have had no subsequent events. I’m blessed, but have become increasingly concerned about the lack of public understanding of the nature and danger of heart disease for women. I decided to celebrate the gift of these past 10 years by lending my voice to this issue.

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