Heart Story

Chapter 7: Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

Chapter 7: Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

I want to start today’s post with a HUGE thank you to my friend Erica, my aunt, and especially my mom for taking the most meticulous notes while I was in the hospital in a coma. Without them I would have never been able to […]

Why I Decided to Write My Story & How It Feels

Why I Decided to Write My Story & How It Feels

I want to start today’s post with an enormous THANK YOU for reading my story and even more, for the overwhelming love, support and encouragement I’ve received. I’m incredibly touched by every single email, conversation, comment, message and DM. I can’t express how much your kind […]

Chapter 6: Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

Chapter 6: Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

I’d like to preface this chapter by thanking Lizzie, my parents and my aunt for helping me write today’s post. It’s strange, but although I was there the whole time I didn’t actually experience the majority of that night, so I had to rely on […]

Chapter 5: Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

Chapter 5: Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

To catch up on the previous chapter, read Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3 *** It’s interesting, after that weekend in the hospital I don’t remember feeling any flutters or pain in my chest for months. I think it’s because I thought the […]

Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3

Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3

Continuing from where I left off last week. To catch up, read Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2 *** I remember asking Sarah to call my mom, tell her I was still in the hospital, and that they think it might be something […]

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Picking up on the next chapter of My Heart Story. If you missed Chapter 2, you can read My First Heart Attack, Part 1. *** When I woke up that following morning, I was thankfully feeling a little better. My chest still hurt, but the […]

Chapter 2: The First Heart Attack, Part 1

Chapter 2: The First Heart Attack, Part 1

  In case you missed the first post on my heart story, you can catch up From the Beginning. Picking up where I left off… It was the start of November and you could feel it in the air, fall in New York was kicking […]

Chapter 1: My Heart Story, From the Beginning

Chapter 1: My Heart Story, From the Beginning

I wish I could tell you exactly when or why it all started, but I can’t. Because I don’t know. Nobody knows. Not me, not my parents, not my doctor, not the NIH. I only have memories leading up to my cardiac arrest. My mom […]