Exhausted and unable to properly breathe, Joana Marie S. Egido wouldn’t have made it without her village coming together to care for her. Although she survived the night, Joana had many more challenges ahead as she faced a peripartum cardiomyopathy diagnosis in a Third World country. Here is Joana’s story.
Kelsi Crews hadn’t expected to get pregnant at nineteen but she was prepared to take on the responsibility of motherhood. What she hadn’t counted on was a heart failure diagnosis soon after her son’s birth. From lazy summers on the river to a mechanical heart and newborn, Kelsi had to grow up fast and fight for her life. Here is Kelsi’s story.
Earlier this week we met Kyla Davis. After giving birth to her son she started experiencing strange symptoms and soon discovered she was in heart failure due to peripartum cardiomyopathy. You can read the entire first half of her story at Heart Stories – Kyla Davis Pt.1. In part 2 we will explore Kyla’s life post-LVAD surgery.