When Someone’s Life is at Stake, Do You Know How to Use an AED?

By Jade Waddy It was Joseph Vincent’s first day at his new job in the FedEx Warehouse when he started feeling ill and lost consciousness. While sitting in his supervisor’s office, Vincent began to go into cardiac arrest. Thankfully, the warehouse had recently installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and his coworkers had been trained on [Continue Reading]

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“One of the Scariest Days of My Life: the Day I Suffered a Stroke at Work.”

By Nakia L. Cooper My anniversary is approaching. But not the one that people usually celebrate. It is not the anniversary of a walk down the aisle, a walk across a stage or some other grand rite of passage. It is the anniversary of one of the scariest days of my life. The day I [Continue Reading]

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It Takes Team Work to Bring a Man Back to Life

By Meredith Whittemore Raymound Manuel believes he’s alive today based on one thing: team work.  The 57-year-old had gone in for a stress test at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center in September 2018, but one he completed it, things took a sharp turn. “I remember saying ‘I don’t feel good’ and then I passed [Continue Reading]

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Ali Vise

The 90th Birthday That Almost Wasn’t

By Meredith Whittemore Virgie Davis smiled as her family presented her 90th birthday cake – a vanilla cake with purple roses, her favorite color and her favorite flower. It was an especially poignant celebration because just a few months ago, her family worried the family matriarch might not make her milestone birthday. “It started off [Continue Reading]

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