February 5, 2010
10:00am - Expo
11:30am - Luncheon Begins
Atlantis Resort Casino
Tracey Conway is living proof there is life after death. And, she is proof there can be a full and rewarding life after a heart incident. The Emmy-awarding winning actress was taping a television comedy show when she literally dropped dead from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Twenty minutes later, paramedics shocked her heart into beating again. Her recovery was nothing short of miraculous and she has used the experience to educate others with her poignant yet laugh-out-loud presentations that both move and motivate audiences around the world.
I was diagnosed with cardio-pulmonary atresia when I was born in 1973. I had a hole in my heart and was missing a heart valve. I underwent my first heart surgery when I was 4 days old. Just before I turned 4 years old, doctors realized that the missing valve had grown. This is not a common occurence; several medical books discuss the unusual growth of a heart valve after birth. I had another surgery to ensure the new valve was working properly; sure enough it was. To this day, I have had no complications and no more surgeries.
I continue to see a heart specialist for checkups. Last year, I was was given a clean bill of health from Reno Heart Physicians. This was the green light for my husband and I to start trying to have a baby. At 36, I am pregnant wiht our first child, due in February.
As co-host of the Bill and Connie Morning Show on Alice 96.5, I continue to pass on the importance of heart health. Most importantly set a good example for children.
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