American Heart Association

Retired NFL lineman Mark Schlereth turns trash talk into baby-saving effort

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This story was updated throughout on March 9, 2018, with event results.

Retired pro football player Mark Schlereth benched 225 pounds 26 times, taming social media taunts and raising money for a cause dear to his and his granddaughter’s heart.

The Facebook.com/1043TheFan live event Friday was […]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retired NFL lineman Mark Schlereth turns trash talk into baby-saving effort

AHA, CHF to fund $20M for heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before Cain Clinkscales was born, his parents found out he was missing a main chamber in his heart. He’d need three open-heart surgeries.

“Our son is alive today because of research done in the past,” said Cain’s mother, Catherine Clinkscales. “But his future is unknown.” More […]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Children, Health, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA, CHF to fund $20M for heart defect research

AHA, CHF join forces to help kids with heart defects

When Brycen Principe was born, his parents were overjoyed. But devastating news soon turned their excitement into shock, disbelief — and fear. Tiny Brycen had a heart defect.

“All I can remember thinking is ‘my baby is going to die,’” said his mom, Jessica.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and […]

October 31st, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA, CHF join forces to help kids with heart defects