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Share Your Story: Kyler Nixon

by Christy D. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Kyler Nixon Council Bluffs

It doesn’t get any more personal for Jenny Nixon after working over 10 years for the American Heart Association. In February 2012 her son Kyler’s active life of sports was quickly put to a halt after an MRI showed abnormal thickness in the left ventricle of his heart.  Kyler is being tested for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  HCM is genetic so there are currently no medications or surgeries that can be done.  If the genetic tests come back positive then Kyler will not be allowed to return to sports.  

“The passion to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association doesn’t get any more greater than when it comes to your own children.” says Jenny Nixon.