American Heart Association

Poet uses her art to connect with other survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A congenital heart defect required Jen Hyde to have two open-heart surgeries, including heart valve replacement by the time she was 25. Now, the Brooklyn poet and artist is using her experiences to channel her art and connect with other survivors.

Hyde, now 30, was diagnosed […]

Goodloe: Finding ways to offer and ask for help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After getting a mechanical heart valve replacement and a pacemaker, former social worker and teacher Kimberly Goodloe found herself in an unfamiliar position: asking for help.

Making peace with the surgeries she required and adjusting to her new “normal” presented significant challenges to the active, independent […]

Rock-climbing science teacher offers lesson in sharing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The list describing Anthony DiLemme is long but life-changing. He’s a 32-year-old New Jersey-to-Southern California transplant, a rock climber, a cyclist, a blogger, an avid volunteer and an enthusiastic high school science teacher.

He also is a two-time veteran of open heart valve replacement surgery.

Surgery was […]