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    [All new visitors please read this.]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 07-23-02 17:41

    To all those who visit this message board and share their thoughts, feeling, experiences, fears, accomplishments, hints and lives... I thank you

    You each provide a piece of the puzzle; these pieces may have been hidden from others. The magic of the Internet allows us to communicate in a way never before available in society, and we have come to take it for granted already. Each who shares gives a gift to so many.

    I do ask something of each of you, words are very powerful; use caution in your postings remembering that we are all just a little bit different.

    A medical adviser does not review this message board formally. Therefore sometimes information can be slightly incorrect and requires confirmation through the HCMA directly or with your physician. By no means does this statement suggest this board is inaccurate, it is simply commonsense to be cautious.

    I have amazing pride for all those who share their feelings with others and those who hope to teach others from their own experiences, most of them have not been pleasant experiences mind you.

    This web site and message board is only the beginning of what the HCMA must do to improve the quality of lives for those with HCM into raise public awareness. So keep talking, keep sharing, and keep learning.

    In closing, thank you all for helping make my dream come true.


    Lisa Salberg

    President and Founder


    PS Remember to email your names and address to the email at the top of the website to recieve a free information packet on HCM and the HCMA!!


    [Re: All new visitors please read this.]

    Author: June Dean (---.mont.disa.mil)

    Date: 07-29-02 14:02

    Our son died of Iroipathy Cardiomyopathy August 24, 2001. He was 21, never drank or used drugs, lifted weights, was laughing and in a happy mood the night before his death. We were given the findings three weeks ago.

    We need to know what next step we all need to take to check the grandchildren, other brothers if they have this silent killing heart condition.

    THanks for your help

    June Dean


    [Re: All new visitors please read this.]

    Author: Sarah B-Board Moderator (---.ipt.aol.com)

    Date: 07-29-02 17:52

    Dear June,

    I'm very sorry about the loss of your son. Everyone needs an ecg, an echocardiogram and a visit with an electrocardiologist. Please call the HCMA office at 973-983-7429 to get the name ofan HCM specialist near you.

    all the best,



    [Re: All new visitors please read this.]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 07-29-02 20:06


    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have emailed you a letter. I am a little confused by the term Iroipathy, can you check that and post back, there is no definition in any medical dictionary I have found for that word, it may be a typo but I want to make sure.

    My thoughts are with you,

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.