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Heart patient determined to survive for those she loves

After surviving lymphoma in her late teens, Cathy Casteel couldn’t imagine that the radiation treatment, which helped saved her life at the time, would lead to heart and lung issues that would threaten her life once again.


When a Heart Attack Happens

Date: Feb 12, 2018

When a Heart Attack Happens

Melissa Ham’s voice is still a little shaky when she recalls being told that her husband, Chris, had about a 1-in-3 chance of surviving the heart attack that occurred at their home on July 13, 2016.
Saving the Life of a Single Mom

Date: Jan 12, 2017

Saving the Life of a Single Mom

When it came time for LaTisha (Tish) Smith of Belleville, Ill., to tell her family that she was having surgery, the hardest conversation was with her 9-year-old son, Lee. Both he and his sister, Leah, age 6, had lost their dad and Tish’s husband just two years earlier.

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