Facing Sudden Cardiac Death and Living to Tell About It

Tragedy was on the Stone family’s doorstep, but luckily, it never got the chance to come inside. “I could’ve died, there’s no doubt in my mind. Thankfully, that’s not the case,” said James Stone, a 52-year-old father of three. One day last November, Stone started feeling sick and began vomiting, but he chalked it up [Continue Reading]

Back in the saddle: A young concussion victim rides to recovery

One year ago, 13-year-old Reese Silberman was competing in an equestrian competition. Despite suffering from a sinus infection, Reese was eager to compete. While warming up with a horse that was unfamiliar to her, Reese made a slight miscalculation that caused the horse to land in the middle of a jump and flip over itself, [Continue Reading]

Playing It Safe: A Young Dad’s Close Call with Death

Although Micah Bodine didn’t realize it at the time,  the warning sign he experienced at an August Houston Astros game may have saved his life. “I was leaving the game with my daughters and I couldn’t make it to the car without stopping to catch my breath. I’d been dealing with heart issues over the [Continue Reading]

Living life without a pulse.

On her better days, Courtney Brown laments the simple pleasures in life she can no longer enjoy: bubble baths, swimming in the pool with her two kids, freedom from the machine tethered to her heart that is keeping her alive. On her darker days, Brown wonders, “Why me?” Why did her heart fail suddenly at [Continue Reading]

Dance Instructor Faces Death and Lives to Teach Another Day

For three hours, physicians and nurses rotated in and out of the operating room performing CPR on William Ashworth, shocking him 54 times to keep him alive. Once they were able to restart his heart, Ashworth would spend another 20 days in a coma, beginning at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and then transferring via [Continue Reading]