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  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Hayden Grimm

    Hayden Grimm Iowa Hayden was born January 21, 2011, and at the time his parents had no idea anything was wrong with him. Twelve hours after he was born though, he was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was diagnosed with Hypo-plastic Left Heart Syndrome. Hayden had his first...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Bill O'Neal

    Bill O'Neal Missouri Bill O'Neal's heart stopped while he was giving 40 students an ACT test. "I always think it’s a bit ironic that I taught for two years at the Collegiate School for Medicine and Bioscience and I gave the kids some hands on experience," O'Neal said...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Lexie Amerin

    Lexie Amerin Kansas My name is Lexie Amerin and I am a 17 year old senior at Southwestern Heights High School. My heart problems occurred while I was in my mother’s womb but weren’t realized until after I was born. I cried once but then I stopped breathing and they had to resuscitate...
  • Blog Post: Norman is Why!

    Meet Norman Petrik, one of AHA's top volunteers! _________________________________________________ What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? I have always been an advocate for lobbying, and after my heart surgery, that became important oo. What issues or...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Janelle Steinberg

    Janelle Steinberg North Dakota I am busy - like crazy, off-the-charts busy. I have six kids, a husband, a part-time job at my church, a couple of businesses, I run the North Dakota International Pageant, and volunteer opportunities coming out of my ears. You know what though, I LOVE IT! I can’t...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Karen Larimer

    What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association?  My focused, unrelenting desire to see the "healthy choice as the default choice". I strongly believe that evidence-based public policy makes the biggest difference in health. What issues or policies are you most...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Shelley Wyant

    Shelley Wyant - Michigan May 8, 2013 started out like any other day. I got up, felt fine, went to work and spent my lunch hour at the mall shopping with a friend. I had a 1 p.m. meeting with a colleague and that's where it happened; I experienced sudden cardiac arrest. I don't remember it...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Amy Marsh

    Amy Marsh South Dakota My name is Amy Marsh and I have been providing Emergency Medical Services in South Dakota since 1991. I currently work as an EMS Educator for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and continue to volunteer for Renner Fire Rescue. I attended my first Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: AHA Volunteer Jill Duis

    Jill Duis Nebraska Congratulations to Nebraska AHA Advocate Jill Duis on recently being honored with the Leadership Champion Award by Work Well in Lincoln. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of personal health or the health of others. Jill...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story:Susan O'Brien

    Susan O'Brien Missouri Susan O’Brien was living happily with her new husband Mark and their two puppies in their dream home, enjoying good times as summer approached. "Life was wonderful," recalled Susan, a petite woman in her 50s who exercised regularly and was in seemingly good...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story - Shareena Turley

    Shareena Turley Kansas Shareena Turley knows first-hand that a stroke can occur at any age. Fortunately, the 26-year-old Park City life insurance agent also knew the signs and symptoms of stroke when her vision suddenly went "haywire" while she was driving. "I was able to pull over...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story - Tatum Henderson

    Tatum Henderson Iowa Tatum’s tangle of heart problems were discovered in the womb. At their 20-week ultrasound, Jamie and Cale Henderson were excited to learn they would be welcoming a baby girl. The other news that day wasn’t as joyous. Their unborn daughter had several problems with...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Rae O'Neill

    What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? My grandfather died of a heart attack when I was five years old. Several years later my mother started working for the American Heart Association. I’ve been volunteering for American Heart Association for as long as I can...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: JR Dietl

    What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? In 1969 my father suffered a cardiac arrest and nobody was able to perform CPR on him. I was devastated. After becoming an EMT/Paramedic in Iowa I wanted to help so that other kids my age at the time would not have to go through...
  • Blog Post: Survivor Spotlight: Larry Hulscher

    Larry Hulscher South Dakota Three nurses who work as a team at Avera Gregory Hospital never dreamed they would team up with first responders to save a life on the sidelines of a high school football field, nearly 250 miles away from home. Yet that’s exactly what happened on the rainy night...
  • Blog Post: Survivor Spotlight: Sheila Long

    Sheila Long North Dakota As a healthy, active and vibrant woman in her 40’s, Sheila Long never expected to experience a heart attack. Sheila did not have the common risk factors for heart attack – she was a non-smoker, she exercised on a regular basis and maintained a healthy diet and...
  • Blog Post: Survivor Spotlight: Leon and Elaine Graves

    Leon and Elaine Graves Nebraska Leon and Elaine Graves have both survived life-threatening heart and stroke events. Elaine shares their story to encourage others to pay attention to symptoms, and to not hesitate to call 9-1-1 when something doesn’t seem right. Several years prior to September...
  • Blog Post: Rory is Why!

    Meet AHA's new Corporate Health Engagement Director - Natalie McShane! ________________________________________________________________________ What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? I have been passionate about the work of the AHA since my father...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Brian Donaldson and his friend Price

    Brian Donaldson and his friend Price Missouri As I close my eyes every night, I am thankful that my family had a great day, filled with health and happiness. In January of this year my 51 year old business partner, mentor and friend, Price, had a massive stroke. He was in much better health than...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Chase Maltbie

    Chase Maltbie Kansas Lansing Elementary School students are jumping for joy over their big donation to the Kansas City American Heart Association. Students raised $13,000 this year thanks to their hard work and the inspiring stories of their gym teacher, Lee Matzeder, and a 6-year-old student, Chase...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Katelyn Larson

    Katelyn Larson Iowa Katelyn Larson was born a beautiful and healthy baby but suddenly at 3 months old, she became very sick. That night she would not eat, started choking, her lips turned blue and she became lethargic. Her parents raced her to the closest ER in Ida Grove, IA where an X-Ray showed...
  • Blog Post: Share your Story: Brad and Kristi Wellendorf Family

    Brad and Kristi Wellendorf Family Midwest Affiliate It was a Wednesday night. We met at our 8 th grade son’s baseball game. Brad had to help with field prep, but he had a difficult time raking. He was not able to catch his breath and was really thirsty. Unfortunately, he didn’t share this...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Rosemary Jaffe

    What is your why? Being a survivor also means learning how to survive by being your own advocate and advocating for healthcare to help others. What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? After my bypass surgery, I couldn't get past the feeling that I survived for...
  • Blog Post: My Life is Why!

    Meet AHA volunteer, Angie Chafos! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association? In 2010, I survived a heart attack. My left anterior descending artery was 100 percent blocked. When I...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Wilda Evans

    Wilda Evans Indiana Wilda Evans realized the importance of heart health as a young girl as she watched her father suffer a series of heart attacks five years apart. “When my father was in his 70s, the doctors told him he had the body of a 50-year old. He was fit and healthy, except for his heart”...