American Heart Association

From the basketball court to the stroke unit


Antrone “Juice” Moore grew up on Chicago’s South Side during the Michael Jordan-led Bulls dynasty of the 1990s. He played basketball in college and spent more than a decade playing for semi-professional teams throughout North America.

He turned his attention to coaching in 2008, but in […]

After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope


TIOGA, Texas – For a few minutes, it was the last night of country & western legend Randy Travis’ life.

Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad.

The words he spoke to a friend that morning sounded slurred.

Then Drew lost consciousness.

He was bleeding inside his brain. He was having a stroke. He was also only 21.
The friend […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke limits attorney, but she’s fighting back – and helping others do so, too

It was the time of year when many people indulge with abandon. Attorney Jan Thomas resisted, though. On this Dec. 28, she was remaining fit by spending her lunch break in her office gym, just as she did two or three times every week.

A partner in a large firm […]