Kimberly, 28 Houston, TX At only 28, Kimberly has been through more than most in their whole lives. She was diagnosed with a heart murmur at age 12, which was the beginning of a long journey. At 17, she remembers getting the diagnosis of HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She recalls, “The hospital was my second home.” She had to miss school for hospitalizations and procedures … Continue reading

Alicia, 34 Hinesville, GA For many people in their 20s and 30s, serious health issues are little more than distant nebula, barely imaginable. For Alicia though, it has been a time of many ups and downs. During her first pregnancy with her now 15 year old daughter, she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy that causes high blood pressure, protein loss in the urine, … Continue reading

Rudy, 35 New York, NY When Rudy was just 15, his grandma died in his arms of a heart attack. This was a life-changing moment for him that continues to motivate him to this day. Growing up in the Washington Heights area of NYC as the son of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, life wasn’t always easy for Rudy. Health issues and how to … Continue reading