of hope, courage and inspiration
Living with A-Fib has taught Natalee to be grateful for the body she has. Continue reading “Natalee Webb”
At 3:30am on April 22, 2017, I awoke to the inability to take a deep breath. Continue reading “Bryan Reece”
Once upon a beautiful summer morning… Continue reading “Edie Moser”
I have celiac disease and a congenital heart defect. Continue reading “Cindy Tennessen”
I really thought I had a chest cold or maybe even pneumonia. Surprise! Continue reading “Jeffery Smith”
I was diagnosed with a heart murmur at the age of 4. Continue reading “Lisa Bell”
I was born with congenital heart disease. Continue reading “Jeremy Woodward”
“There’s one word to describe your condition…UNPREDICTABLE…”
Continue reading “Benjamin Lee”
Our precious, joyful, strong Lydia was born October 3, 2011, at 30 weeks’ gestation during an emergency C-section Continue reading “Lydia B”
I have to be honest, I’ve never been very focused on my heart.
Continue reading “Kyle Scholzen”
Unbeknownst to me, I had been feeling the effects of a congenital heart defect for quite some time.
Continue reading “Peyton Chitty”
This is the life I have chosen, life well worth living and one well worth sharing.
Continue reading “Bill Van Hoogstraten”
Proactive genetic testing for heart disease provided Todd with insight for his children.
Continue reading “Todd Hatfield”
Jor-El won’t give up on being stronger than he was before open-heart surgery.
Continue reading “Jor-El King”
Rob says, “I don’t smoke, eat clean, and exercise vigorously. How can I have heart disease?”
Continue reading “Rob Steinberg”
Alisha who had a triple bypass surgery is waiting on a kidney donor and will never give up!
Continue reading “Alisha Wells”
Derrick Van Deventer says life does not have to stop after open heart surgery.
Continue reading “Derrick Van Deventer”
Michael encourages those who have overcome heart disease to become cardiac athletes.
Continue reading “Michael Coyne”
Warren says “Only consider the positives, as the negatives will slow you down.”
Continue reading “Warren Williams”
Lou Cookson refuses to live his life in fear over what might happen.
Continue reading “Lou Cookson”
Greg says that Ironheart Foundation is a family and feels like home.
Continue reading “Greg Bateman”
While he no longer races competitively, Eric is looking forward to new adventures.
Continue reading “Eric Davis”
Beverly says that life is fragile. If you have a heart for others, you’ll be blessed beyond measure.
Continue reading “Beverly Branch”
Kelly says that Ironheart Foundation helps those seeking to achieve prior normalcy.
Continue reading “Kelly Boles”
Pierre Gagnon says that a bike crash may have saved his life and revealed his cardiac disease.
Continue reading “Pierre Gagnon”
Watching Jaxon play with monster trucks is truly a precious miracle!
Continue reading “Jaxon Beardon”
Barry Stone believes that having a positive attitude is key to living a full life.
Continue reading “Barry Stone”
Malcolm says, “It’s other people’s job to tell you no. It’s your job to not listen.”
Continue reading “Malcolm Stokes”
“I want to inspire people. I want people to look at me and say that because of you, I didn’t give up.”
Continue reading “Luis Silva”
Michal believes that you can take an active role in how poor genetics impact life quality.
Continue reading “Michal Gnatek”
“You can do this! Heart disease does not have to win! Take your time. Believe in yourself.”
Continue reading “Kevin Shea”
John is a zealous advocate for heart-healthy choices and second chances.
Continue reading “John Kolker”
To Corinne, Ironheart was a relief and a light in the dark connecting her with other survivors.
Continue reading “Corinne Ellison”
Bob discovered Ironheart and connected to cardiac athletes that had stories similar to his.
Continue reading “Bob Stromberg”
Michael was was selected as a Medtronic Global Hero in 2015, and Ironheart is his new passion. Continue reading “Michael Shaughnessy”
Board Member, Donald, has been a supporter of both his wife and the cardiac community.
Continue reading “Donald Bowman”
Board Member, Jim, shows that there is no limit to what you can accomplish with heart disease.
Continue reading “Jim Oldfield”
Board Member, Ellen, is proud to be the first female member of the Ironheart Team.
Continue reading “Ellen Charnley”
The UK’s Andy Bowden is paying it forward by blogging on heart disease.
Continue reading “Andy Bowden”
Discovering Ironheart was the best 30th birthday present Danijel could receive.
Continue reading “Danijel Brener”
Board Member, Ruth Ann, tells why Ironheart Foundation’s mission is close to her heart.
Continue reading “Ruth Ann Subach”
Being part of the Ironheart Team provides an outlet for Louie to share his heart disease story.
Continue reading “Louie Felix”
Board Member, Rick, tells the story of losing his first born son to heart disease.
Continue reading “Rick Armiger”
Ironheart’s Chief Development Officer, Tara, is one of the lucky ones.
Continue reading “Taralyn Kohler”
Kyle is thriving and not just surviving with heart disease.
Continue reading “Kyle Watson”
Heather, a two-time heart surgery survivor, says Ironheart Foundation is like a family to her.
Continue reading “Heather Varco”
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