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Tales from the Big Red box

Every 10 years the American College of Cardiology publishes a large document about athletic eligibility for people with heart issues. These guidelines are written at the Bethesda Conference. The last one was in 2015, and the one previous to that was in 2005. This...

Don’t forget to live

I very often hear people tell others to “live like you’re dying” but I think we can all agree that is not great advice. I understand the sentiment: don’t wait to do the things that matter to you or whatever. Here’s the thing though, the...

No more doom, no more gloom

If you’ve recently come across this diagnosis, whether in yourself or a family member, chances are things are looking a little dark right now. And that is 100% ok. I’m here to say that it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, you may find that the...

On This Day

If you haven’t already I want you to take a look at that photo. It’s special. Not because of what’s there, but because of what isn’t. Honestly this is a once in a lifetime photo, because the event in this photo changed my life forever. Have you...

Finding my superpowers

The other day, while watching a wheelchair basketball game, my friend was talking about how one of the players ended up paralyzed. When she finished telling the story she said “I don’t know what I would do in that situation. Would I keep going or just give...