Tag Archives: heart attack

Farmer doesn’t let heart attack slow him down

If you would have told Doug Erickson he would have a heart attack the day after his 68th birthday, he would have told you “no way.” The Flanagan, Illinois, farmer comes from a history of good genes. His mother is a thriving 98-year-old and his father lived to be 95. With no heart conditions in […]

Long heart journey encourages others to keep faith

Thirty years. That’s how long Christine Bathe was unaware that she had a heart condition. In 1992, Christine Bathe, 30 at the time, was working as an Intensive Care Unit nurse at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. “I started having severe pain in my upper back,” Christine said. “But I thought […]

Knowing family history can help with heart disease

Rebecca Hansen of Dunlap, Illinois, did everything right to stay heart healthy. She worked out five times a week, ate a nutritious diet and went to regular checkups with her doctor. With a strong family history of heart disease, she knew she was still susceptible to heart-related conditions – a fact she never wanted to […]

Heart attack survivor shatters all stereotypes

Julie Bowald is not your typical heart attack survivor. Active, health-conscious and an overachiever, the vibrant mother of two shatters all stereotypes. Always on the go, Julie regularly worked long hours to build her successful real estate business while raising two teenage daughters with her husband Robert. Then, in May 2016, Julie’s world changed forever. […]