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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 13, 2010
HALFWAY --Hagerstown resident Zoe Van Meter said she's a sucker for good causes. So when Van Meter, 28, saw a sign for a car wash fundraiser to help a little girl who needs a heart transplant, she pulled beside Advance Auto Parts in a white Scion xD. At least seven people -- family members and friends of Athena Dunkin -- went to work washing the car. Athena's grandfathers, Pete Ladygo and Brenton Snyder, put some muscle into scrubbing dead...
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April 22, 2010
Bill Walker, right, president of the Maugansville Ruritan Club, presents a check for $3,160 to the family of 2-year-old Jocelyn Dunahugh, to assist with expenses of her recent heart transplant. The funds were raised during the club's annual community auction March 20. The Ruritan Club has also pledged $2,000 from its Kevin Lumm Memorial Fund, which assists children with special medical needs, to help Jocelyn. From left, Jocelyn's parents, Travis and Kristin, and Jocelyn.
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By JANET HEIM | April 18, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- To see her now, 2-year-old Jocelyn Dunahugh looks like the picture of health. Her medical Web site, though, reveals another side of life that most parents would find unimaginable. Jocelyn's medical journey began when she contracted a virus. While other family members could have come down with the virus and recovered with no ill effects, the virus caused Jocelyn's heart to become enlarged. During a cardiac catheterization at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., she went into cardiac arrest and ended up on life support.
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March 31, 2000
Movies Opening this week "Black and White" (R) - A criminal tries to go straight and become a hip hop impresario. The film features Brooke Shields, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller and Claudia Schiffer. "Return to Me" (PG) - A man falls in love with the woman who received a heart transplant from his late wife. Starring David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Bonnie Hunt, James Belushi and Carroll O'Connor. "Rules of Engagement" (R) - A war hero is put on trial for a failed rescue mission and is defended by an old Marine buddy.
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October 29, 2009
SEPT. 5, 1921-OCT. 25, 2009 MariLynn Rideout Spencer passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md. She was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Battle Creek, Mich., and graduated there from business college as a medical stenographer and secretary. She attended Madison College in Tennessee up to her final year, when she married and followed her husband when he was drafted into the military. She worked most of her life in paramedical fields and medical stenography and in later years for the Review & Herald Publishing Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which she was a lifelong member.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | September 26, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in Franklin County. Cardiovascular disease is second only to accidents in killing those younger than 15. Sunday afternoon, about 500 people took a walk in the park - and around Greencastle - to try to change that. Walkers met at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center for the 12th annual American Heart Association Heart Walk, presented by World Kitchen Inc. The goal for the walk was $125,000 for research, public education and public advocacy, according to Sharon Strike, corporate events director for the Heart Association.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 27, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Melinda Ocker's fingers clenched a crumpled tissue on what she described as a very emotional day. All around her was bustling activity, with music spilling from speakers and children tossing footballs across the lawn. But Ocker's thoughts were far away -- to the infant she lost to a heart defect and to her brother-in-law recovering from last month's heart attack. Ocker's family members displayed baby Benjamin's name on their clothing to honor his memory during the 16th annual Mason-Dixon Start!
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by DON AINES | July 15, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Two-year-old Zackary Reynolds clapped enthusiastically after his mother spoke Thursday at the kickoff for the Franklin/Fulton Heart Walk, perhaps too young to realize how money raised for heart research made his life possible. "It's because of associations like this that I was able to have two beautiful sons," said Jamie Reynolds, the Red Cap spokeswoman for the Sept. 25 American Heart Association Heart Walk in Greencastle, Pa. Red caps worn by participants in the 4-mile walk signify they are survivors or relatives of those who have had heart disease or strokes.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 1, 1998
Gary Starliper had just left his little brother at his father's house and was walking down Franklin Street with a neighborhood boy last summer when he suddenly lost his sight. Just a few blocks from his Cannon Street home, Starliper said he had to sit down. "Everything went black," he said. "I started having chest pains and pains in my arms. " A friend who happened to see him told Starliper he was probably suffering from heartburn and offered him Rolaids.
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by DON AINES | July 21, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.. - "It's Personal," the theme for this year's American Heart Association Heart Walk, is one that resonates with Jamie Reynolds of Chambersburg. A registered nurse and mother of a 2-year-old boy, Reynolds was a patient rather than a healer 15 years ago when her heart was damaged by a viral infection. What was first thought to be a sinus infection progressed from shortness of breath to severe chest pains. "I could feel my heart racing," she said.
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Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | April 12, 2012
My son has cadaver valves. Not like a collection of them in an egg carton or in his dresser drawer. He has them in his heart. Those, along with some bovine or "cow" tissues, and a synthetic conduit. Tyler's got it all going on. A man of many tissues, I call him. He was born with a condition called transposition of the great vessels, as well as some other significant cardiac anomalies. He's had major reconstructive surgery and a number of procedures and he is a strong, fit 18-year-old guy. He is a certified lifeguard and can swing an ax to chop wood, kayak choppy waters and carry a heavy load 'til the cows come home (pardon the bovine reference)
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 16, 2010
To her family, Athena Dunkin was a ray of sunshine. To the doctors and nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, she was a fighter. To her mother, she was a teacher. Born with a very weak heart, Athena spent every day fighting to keep the muscle in her chest beating until an artificial heart was available. After nine months, her body could fight no longer. She died Thursday, in the arms of her mother. "She was full of life, even though she was sick from day one, she never showed it," her mother, Hollie Willard, said Friday.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 13, 2010
HALFWAY --Hagerstown resident Zoe Van Meter said she's a sucker for good causes. So when Van Meter, 28, saw a sign for a car wash fundraiser to help a little girl who needs a heart transplant, she pulled beside Advance Auto Parts in a white Scion xD. At least seven people -- family members and friends of Athena Dunkin -- went to work washing the car. Athena's grandfathers, Pete Ladygo and Brenton Snyder, put some muscle into scrubbing dead...
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April 22, 2010
Bill Walker, right, president of the Maugansville Ruritan Club, presents a check for $3,160 to the family of 2-year-old Jocelyn Dunahugh, to assist with expenses of her recent heart transplant. The funds were raised during the club's annual community auction March 20. The Ruritan Club has also pledged $2,000 from its Kevin Lumm Memorial Fund, which assists children with special medical needs, to help Jocelyn. From left, Jocelyn's parents, Travis and Kristin, and Jocelyn.
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By JANET HEIM | April 18, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- To see her now, 2-year-old Jocelyn Dunahugh looks like the picture of health. Her medical Web site, though, reveals another side of life that most parents would find unimaginable. Jocelyn's medical journey began when she contracted a virus. While other family members could have come down with the virus and recovered with no ill effects, the virus caused Jocelyn's heart to become enlarged. During a cardiac catheterization at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., she went into cardiac arrest and ended up on life support.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | November 8, 2009
RANSON, W.Va. - Rob Payne, 53, and his wife, Debra, 52, have loved "The Wizard of Oz" for years. Walk into their Ranson home and you're bound to see Oz memorabilia (along with collectibles from another 1939 film, "Gone with the Wind"). When L. Frank Baum's children's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" leapt from book to movie screen 70 years ago, "The Wizard of Oz" became an instant classic. With its iconic images - ruby-red slippers, flying monkeys and the Lollipop Guild - and much- loved songs, "Over the Rainbow" and "If I Only Had A Brain," "The Wizard of Oz" continues to be a favorite film.
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October 29, 2009
SEPT. 5, 1921-OCT. 25, 2009 MariLynn Rideout Spencer passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md. She was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Battle Creek, Mich., and graduated there from business college as a medical stenographer and secretary. She attended Madison College in Tennessee up to her final year, when she married and followed her husband when he was drafted into the military. She worked most of her life in paramedical fields and medical stenography and in later years for the Review & Herald Publishing Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which she was a lifelong member.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 27, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Melinda Ocker's fingers clenched a crumpled tissue on what she described as a very emotional day. All around her was bustling activity, with music spilling from speakers and children tossing footballs across the lawn. But Ocker's thoughts were far away -- to the infant she lost to a heart defect and to her brother-in-law recovering from last month's heart attack. Ocker's family members displayed baby Benjamin's name on their clothing to honor his memory during the 16th annual Mason-Dixon Start!
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | September 26, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in Franklin County. Cardiovascular disease is second only to accidents in killing those younger than 15. Sunday afternoon, about 500 people took a walk in the park - and around Greencastle - to try to change that. Walkers met at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center for the 12th annual American Heart Association Heart Walk, presented by World Kitchen Inc. The goal for the walk was $125,000 for research, public education and public advocacy, according to Sharon Strike, corporate events director for the Heart Association.
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by DON AINES | July 15, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Two-year-old Zackary Reynolds clapped enthusiastically after his mother spoke Thursday at the kickoff for the Franklin/Fulton Heart Walk, perhaps too young to realize how money raised for heart research made his life possible. "It's because of associations like this that I was able to have two beautiful sons," said Jamie Reynolds, the Red Cap spokeswoman for the Sept. 25 American Heart Association Heart Walk in Greencastle, Pa. Red caps worn by participants in the 4-mile walk signify they are survivors or relatives of those who have had heart disease or strokes.
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