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Guest Blogger Katie Coombs: Coming to Terms with my Heart Condition

Katie Coombs is a writer, speaker and radio show host in Reno, Nevada. She is a wife and busy mom to seven kids. Katie also has a chronic heart condition. She uses her experience to inspire others and give them hope. On August 5, 2012, after nine years of living with supraventricular tachycardia, I was driving to meet a client at [...]

A brave young mother turns grief into action

Ariana McDonald of Coeur d'alene, ID, never forgets certain statistics -- that one in 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and one in three women will have a cardiac event.  She has experienced both. On April 6, when she should have been celebrating her daughter’s second birthday, Ariana was instead planning a way to honor Mallyn’s memory and [...]