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Keeping Things in Perspective: Surviving the Holidays

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the holiday season, I already feel the stress of added demands. There are meals to plan, gifts to buy, cards to...

What We Can Learn From The Heartbreaking Loss of Caleb Bratayley

Lisa Yue | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

The death of a child is an unspeakable tragedy. When 13-year-old YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley unexpectedly died last week, it captured the attention of millions of young teens and their families.

Taking Action to Educate Others About a Silent Killer

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.22.2015 | Parents
Lisa Yue

Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.

Brianna Is No Typical College Freshman

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Her new friends will learn about the heart condition that began slowing her at age 7. How it nearly killed her one night when she was 13. How her quality of life might've been ruined that same night if not for her mom dusting off the CPR training she received as a teen.

My Fear of Shark Attacks

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

You would never send your child into the ocean if you saw a shark. You would never send your child into a pool if you saw lightning. Let's treat our kids' hearts with the same sense of caution and urgency because the real threat to our kids may not be found in the water or sky. It is likely hiding in their chest.

WATCH: An Incredible Story of Friendship Keeps Young Boy's Memory Alive

HooplaHa | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

Joey Middlemiss had a big heart. Like many first-graders, he loved music and Spider-Man. Tragically, however, he was struggling with cardiomyopathy, a muscular heart condition that took his life in September 2013. His best friend, Will Manganis, missed his buddy terribly and wanted to do whatever it took to make sure his memory lived on.

That Snow Patrol Song

Amy Kress | Posted 05.18.2015 | Denver
Amy Kress

It's amazing how a piece of music can take you in a place so totally and completely that it's as if you are physically back in that moment again. Those songs carry with them the weight of remembered feelings and can emotionally kidnap you at the most inopportune times.

The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics of CPR. So as you prepare to share the company of family and friends this holiday season, consider this: The best gift you could bring to any party is knowing how to save a life.

Melodies of the Heart: Celebs and Massachusetts Family Honor Boy's Legacy Using Powers of Music and Kindness

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Jaime Lubin

This weekend wishes did indeed come true here, thanks to the musical talents of Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Bob Guiney, and musician Jay Gore as they rocked out to honor one little boy's powerful legacy of compassion.

A Different Drummer: Ode to the ICD

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

This poem was submitted anonymously and is an adaption of "A Different Drummer" by Henry David Thoreau. Readers, please feel free to fill in the comm...

Tales From a Dysfunctional Heart

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

There are so many integral moments that transpired between retreating to the locker room and being on that ER bed behind a closed curtain with people frantically trying to save my life. I think back on that night all the time.

I Was 17: An Athlete's Story of Being Diagnosed With Heart Disease

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

I had my surgery. They put a metal box in my chest the size of a deck of cards. I was lying in the recovery room, numb. Not upset, not anxious, not thinking about what I was doing that weekend. I was just numb and alone.

All You Need Is Love

Christi Guthrie | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christi Guthrie

Even once purpose is found, there is always a greater purpose unfolding. The picture never truly clear until our last leaf has fallen. We are born to always be growing, learning, unveiling answers. Not just for ourselves but for others.

Explained: Randy Travis's Viral Cardiomyopathy

Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Randy Travis, Grammy-winning country music artist, has viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that left him hospitalized in critical condition Monday...

WATCH: Inspiring 9-Year-Old Gets A New Heart, Has Best Reaction Ever

Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News

A 9-year-old girl who suffered from and overcame a life-threatening heart condition will astound you with her courage. Last June, Lindsey Lou Bing...

My Story: 'Listen To Your Body And Find A Doctor That Will Listen'

Kimberly Binkley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Binkley

I have gone from less than 5 percent heart function almost 12 years ago to normal heart function today. I am living well after being told I had 4.5-5 years to live. Please listen to your body and find a doctor that will listen. Going to the ER that day saved my life.

Let's Paint the Town Red -- Join Us for the 10th National Wear Red Day

Donna Arnett | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Arnett

When Go Red For Women began, only 13 percent of women identified heart disease as their No. 1 killer; now 54 percent of women know that heart disease is the leading killer of women.

My Journey From Loss to Hope

Lisa Yue | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Yue

The doctors told me it wouldn't happen again -- that it was highly unlikely. I trusted them because I wanted to believe it to be true. Yet it did happen again. A year and a half after my first son died, I lost my second son to cardiomyopathy, a rare and incurable heart disease.