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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.

You Can No Longer Run

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

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.