Vincent’s Story

Vincent’s Story

Life and Other Fatal Conditions: My Story Time is a funny thing. It's everything but yet we treat it like it's of little value. With it we are alive, we exist, we love, we chase our dreams and we find our success if everything works as we intended. Now take time away...

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Kristina’s Story

Kristina’s Story

Kristina is a personal trainer, cycling coach, and former competitive endurance athlete whose entire life was turned upside down when, at the age of 40, she was diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC). In 2015, Kristina was suffering from...

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The Guthrie’s Story

The Guthrie’s Story

When our first child was born in November, 1998 no one knew that Long QT Syndrome [LQTS] existed in our family. Although through unfortunate circumstances, a diagnosis was thankfully made approximately six months later. My history with LQTS began in the mid 1960s, at...

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Steve’s Story

Steve’s Story

In the early hours of Thursday 9th March 2017, my younger brother Danny, passed away in his sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition called Brugada syndrome. He was just 25 years old. I was only 13 months old when Danny was born, so I never remembered a day in my...

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Jennette’s Story

Jennette’s Story

Jennette experienced Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in December of 2022 while having the flu. She survived – and in hospital was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome. “The cardiac arrest and heart disease diagnosis was a huge shock on me and my family. I’m grateful to be...

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Nadia’s Story

Nadia’s Story

Meet Nadia, a mother from Calgary, Alberta. Her life took a profound turn after the sudden and heart- wrenching loss of her son, Wes Birdsell, to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) when he was just 16 years old. Wes was an avid athlete who participated in hockey,...

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Mike’s Story

Mike’s Story

Meet Mike, a symbol of courage in the face of adversity. Now 36, Mike's life took a sudden turn at the age of 25 when he was diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC). A condition that would bring challenges, but also a resilience that is...

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The Kowalsky’s Story

The Kowalsky’s Story

The Kowalsky family's medical journey began innocuously. When young Atley Kowalsky started displaying consistent nighttime coughing, his parents, Adam and Susan, like any concerned caregivers, sought medical advice. Initial suspicions pointed to asthma. However,...

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Tim’s Story

Tim’s Story

Meet Tim from Nova Scotia, whose journey of strength and perseverance transcends the ordinary. At the age of 64, he shares a profound narrative that is marked by a relentless fight against Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) over the last two decades. Born with this...

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