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Stories from the Heart

Renee's story

Renee's story
Throughout her pregnancy, Renee was assured that everything was okay, even though she knew something wasn’t quite right. From there, problems developed quickly. 
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Greg and Jo's story

Greg and Jo's story

Every 90 minutes, a New Zealander dies from heart disease. Like so many, Greg Bridgman never thought it would affect him.

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Cara's story

Cara's story

Congenital heart disease affects up to one in every 100 babies. I was that one baby.

My name is Cara. I’m 33, and I’ve had five open heart surgeries. This is my story.

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Jason's story

Jason's story

One minute Jason Davis and his wife Anna were talking. The next, Jason had stopped responding. He simply lay there, unconscious. He had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

“Anna immediately rang 000. The emergency responder was giving her instructions over the phone while I was laid on the floor. Anna and our son took it in turns to do CPR on me until the ambulance crew turned up. They kept me alive.”

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Basil and Siana's story

Basil and Siana's story

"Your daughter needs open heart surgery.”

For Basil and Susan Mourtos, these words were the start of their worst nightmare become reality.

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