of hope, courage and inspiration
John is a zealous advocate for heart-healthy choices and second chances.
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Michal believes that you can take an active role in how poor genetics impact life quality.
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Ironheart’s Chief Development Officer, Tara, is one of the lucky ones.
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Board Member, Rick, tells the story of losing his first born son to heart disease.
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Malcolm says, “It’s other people’s job to tell you no. It’s your job to not listen.”
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Being part of the Ironheart Team provides an outlet for Louie to share his heart disease story.
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Board Member, Ruth Ann, tells why Ironheart Foundation’s mission is close to her heart.
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Discovering Ironheart was the best 30th birthday present Danijel could receive.
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The UK’s Andy Bowden is paying it forward by blogging on heart disease.
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Board Member, Ellen, is proud to be the first female member of the Ironheart Team.
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Board Member, Jim, shows that there is no limit to what you can accomplish with heart disease.
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Board Member, Donald, has been a supporter of both his wife and the cardiac community.
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Michael was was selected as a Medtronic Global Hero in 2015, and Ironheart is his new passion. Continue reading “Michael Shaughnessy”
Barry Stone believes that having a positive attitude is key to living a full life.
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Watching Jaxon play with monster trucks is truly a precious miracle!
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Pierre Gagnon says that a bike crash may have saved his life and revealed his cardiac disease.
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Kelly says that Ironheart Foundation helps those seeking to achieve prior normalcy.
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Beverly says that life is fragile. If you have a heart for others, you’ll be blessed beyond measure.
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While he no longer races competitively, Eric is looking forward to new adventures.
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Greg says that Ironheart Foundation is a family and feels like home.
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Lou Cookson refuses to live his life in fear over what might happen.
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Warren says “Only consider the positives, as the negatives will slow you down.”
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Michael encourages those who have overcome heart disease to become cardiac athletes.
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Derrick Van Deventer says life does not have to stop after open hearth surgery.
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Alisha who had a triple bypass surgery is waiting on a kidney donor and will never give up!
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Matt Beggarly wants to convey that broken does not mean beaten.
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Rob says, “I don’t smoke, eat clean, and exercise vigorously. How can I have heart disease?”
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Jor-El won’t give up on being stronger than he was before open-heart surgery.
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This is the life I have chosen, life well worth living and one well worth sharing.
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Proactive genetic testing for heart disease provided Todd with insight for his children.
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“You can do this! Heart disease does not have to win! Take your time. Believe in yourself.”
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Kyle is thriving and not just surviving with heart disease.
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“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”
Bob discovered Ironheart and connected to cardiac athletes that had stories similar to his.
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To Corinne, Ironheart was a relief and a light in the dark connecting her with other survivors.
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Heather, a two-time heart surgery survivor, says Ironheart Foundation is like a family to her.
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