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Archives for June, 2012

Naperville Women Persuade Mayo Doctor to Take Their Case

June 28, 2012

Twenty-six SCAD survivors met for their first reunion, which followed the first annual 5K for SCAD Research in Naperville, IL.  Prior to the reunion, these survivors only met through social media. Read more at Chicago Sun-Times

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Social Media a Godsend for Those with Rare Diseases

June 12, 2012

Deb McGarry had just finished delivering a eulogy at her grandmother’s funeral when she started to have severe pains.  A few hours later she suffered a heart attack caused by SCAD.  Social media serves as a support group for SCAD survivors around the world. Read more at Chicago Tribune

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Distance Runner [Video]

June 5, 2012

Rebecca Trahan, a long distance runner, shares her experience when she suffered a SCAD. Since she was healthy and fit, she didn’t expect to suffer a heart attack.

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