Heart Attack Personal Stories

Updated:Aug 11,2011

Real patients share their experiences.

Keith Ahrens ThumbnailKeith Ahrens
A near-death experience inspired Las Vegas businessman Keith Ahrens to lose 200 pounds, and change his life.



Personal Story Kim MotsingerKim Motsinger
Reaching for the cigarette that cold day in 2006 turned out to be Kim’s defining moment. Learn why.

Fred Kelley Personal Story Thumbnail PhotoFred Kelly: A Story of Miracles
Fred's heart attack motivated him to get active - both physically and as an advocate for health causes. Read more.


Sharon Shields' Personal Story ThumbnailSharon Shields: Walking Toward Inspiration
Walking is Sharon's passion as well as part of her recovery - she'll inspire you to get moving!


Michael Bicks: Website Saved My Life
Michael's, The ABC News documentary producer credits the American Heart Association's website for saving his life. Read his story.