Monday, May 21, 2012

Gathering together

There are words for groups of things: a murder of crows, a kindle of kittens.

What do you call a gathering of patients who've all experienced the same under-diagnosed heart condition?

I call it a MIRACLE, and it happened in Naperville, Illinois a couple of weeks ago--the first-ever SCAD Reunion and walk for SCAD Research, Inc.

Women and men who survive a spontaneous coronary artery dissection are often left feeling like freaks, because most doctors have never treated one.

To have 25 SCAD survivors all gathered together in one spot, at the same time, for a common purpose?

Another word: POWERFUL.

It's a tremendous experience, I dare call it life-changing--to be able to meet someone else who shares your diagnosis. I'm thrilled to be part of this SCAD patient collective.

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