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Share Your Story: Wanda McQuiston

by Jason H. on Monday, November 5, 2012

Wanda McQuiston Wisconsin

My story...

My name is Wanda McQuiston.  In July of 2002, I was waiting for my bus with my husband, but plans changed.  I experienced sudden cardiac arrest while at the bus stop.  Luckily, someone who was with us dialed 911 and an ambulance came right away.

At the hospital I was in a coma for a day and night.  I ended up needing to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to regulate my heart rhythm.  In 2005, the unit needed to be replaced, and then in the fall of 2012, I underwent the procedure again.

In 2011, I was stricken once again with *** Cancer, but I am grateful to say I am in remission.  Each day, I wake up grateful that I am here still and able to help others.  I enjoy life with my husband Allen on our farm, spending time with our pet dogs and talking parrot. 


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