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    So it has been a unique day here at the HCMA office... Dr. Jon Lapook of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was here. They are doing a story about the use of genetic testing and they will be tell my daughters story about how we used genetic testing to help identify her as having HCM. We then took a road trip to the barn and Becca tacked up the horse while being interviewed - then went for a ride. She was great! They talked a bit about her ICD she did a great job!

    I am a very proud mom tonight and I think you will all be impressed with this young lady!

    The big question is when will it air... they told me it would air on Thursday then they said "that is when they told us..." which means to be that Thursday is a guess. But keep your DVR's and VCR's set and you will see us! We hope to have the full piece uploaded on the site ASAP.

    I will keep you all posted.

    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Good job Becca. I'll be sure to watch for the report.
    Esther

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      Nice job! We'll be watching for it - Linda

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        This is terrific!
        Reenie

        ****************
        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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          How neat for both of you.
          Midge

          Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
          ICD&Pacemaker 1996
          Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
          Mom of Kaye.

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            I am a VERY proud mom at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Here is the link to the story.... while it is not the "whole HCM story... it is long for a News piece!

            http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...ayer3420.shtml


            OK you all can tell me how wonderful my daughter is... I already knew it.... but now you can see for yourself

            Lisa
            Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
            YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

            Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
            lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
            Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
            Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
            Currently not obstructed
            Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              Hello Lisa,

              This is Benjamin. My wife and I watched the segment this evening on CBS. You and your daughter did a great job. Thank you for all of your hard work that you do on a consistent basis. Take care and God bless.
              Benjamin
              www.icando.spreadshirt.com

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                Lisa:

                I feel like I've known you for along time even before this. Great piece and very topical for whats going on in medicine and medical insurance. Tell your daughter she is a star.

                bucky
                Diagnosed in June 2007, Pacemaker Oct 2007, Myectomy in Feb 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, Two daughters, both checked with Ultrasounds in 2008, all OK so far. Two grandchildren both check with Ultrasounds and all is OK to date. OH YES....Harry, the Doggie, says Hi also. sigpic

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                  Yeah...What a great job the both of you have done and Becca was so composed and what a young lady. I have to say at Becca's age I probably would have been shaking knowing that all the world would be hang on to my every word. Lisa you are such a wonderful advocate for us and a wonderful mother to Becca.

                  Thanks for all you do everyday for us and I'll see you in 22 days.

                  Nikki
                  ------
                  "I will live each day with the love and help of my family and friends."

                  Diagnosed w/ HOCM Feb. '05, ICD April '05, Myectomy Dec. 13th, 2005 at NEMC
                  Wire fractured, ICD and wire replced on 10/17/2008.
                  Adopted in 1979, no medical history passed on other than born with a murmur and leaky valve.
                  Married 9 years to the greatest husband that a woman could want.
                  Mother to a wonderful 9 year old boy. So far he is negative for signs of HCM.

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                    Becca & mom did a terrific job !
                    Marc
                    Diagnosed @ 48
                    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
                    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
                    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
                    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
                    Quietly going insane . . .

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                    • #11
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                      Wow, so great! What a great job by you and Becca, Lisa, and a good story on the news.

                      Becca, you are so beautiful, and the "little girl picture" is so adorable.

                      Thanks again, Lisa, for all you do for us.

                      Debbie

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                        What a great story and so well done . Donna and Rose are both here in Rehoboth and they, Tim and I all watched together. Actually we got it on DVR and watched it several times over!

                        Becca, girl, you have grown up very beautifully and are quite a spokesperson. Tim noticed your stylish hair cut and how he thought you looked a lot like Ashley Simpson.. I was ..wow he is right! .. but we all said we do not need a celebrity look a like for you.. because you are a celebrity already and bring so much to the education of the world about HCM by living with your HCM. Thank you Lisa and Becca..we are all proud of you!

                        Sarah had patients and staff at her hospital watching it also.. she said it was wonderful and relayed so much information and that many asked questions about HCM after.

                        Pam
                        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                          You tell Becca I thought she did a great job. She was very composed and confident in her answers. She's a very matter-of-fact sort of girl, which is just what that piece needed! She's beautiful and I know you're very proud of her. Terrific!
                          Reenie

                          ****************
                          Husband has HCM.
                          3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                            This was very well done - Lisa and Becca are both shining stars! Linda

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                              Congratulations to both Lisa and Becca! Very impressive indeed. It is hard for me to believe how much Becca has grown up.
                              Daughter of Father with HCM
                              Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
                              Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
                              ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
                              Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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