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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 [...]

Springtime is a great time for Saving Strokes

It’s spring! In our ten beautifully diverse states that can mean anything from a high of 45 degrees in Fairbanks – to 105 in Phoenix. One thing that many of our states do have in common this time of year? Saving Strokes. Recently, some 40 stroke survivors in all stages of recovery and caregivers gathered at the Coachella Valley Saving [...]

World Stroke Organization Awards AHA/ASA First Place

You may have read about it on the national blog – the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association earned the World Stroke Organization’s “Gold Award” (first place) for our World Stroke Day campaign! And, with American Stroke Month right around the corner in May, I thought it would be a good time to remind ourselves about some of the incredible stroke [...]

Volunteers make our LA Walks memorable

In a large metropolitan area like Los Angeles, we actually have several Heart Walks across the city – so that we might involve and engage residents in different areas. This year – there were five Walks that took place in the Greater Los Angeles area! There were two volunteer highlights from the festivities that were just too good not to [...]

Utah’s Success Will Save Lives!

I have absolutely outstanding news from Utah to share. Thanks to the work of many advocates and supporters, it has become the 18th state to require high school students to take CPR training. This will add to the more than one million graduates in the U.S. who will be equipped with this lifesaving skill every year. This great news is [...]

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