Boxing provides strength to woman living with heart condition

When you think of boxing, you may picture the greats duking it out in the middle of a ring. But boxing isn’t just a sport. It’s recognized as a critical part of the rehabilitation process for older adults who are recovering from heart surgery and living with a cardiovascular condition. The bulky battery pack visible on 67-year-old Tarulata Patel’s waist … Continue reading Boxing provides strength to woman living with heart condition




Ain’t no mountain high enough for 85-year-old Marilyn Mendro

Marilyn Mendro, 85, loves the outdoors and singing. For 30 years, she sang for the Dallas Symphony Chorus and enjoyed day hikes with her husband. Slender, active and ageless in spirit, one would never know she’s had heart problems. Fortunately, she knew the signs of a heart attack which led her to Baylor Jack and … Continue reading Ain’t no mountain high enough for 85-year-old Marilyn Mendro




Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students

“We missed you Ms. Tucker!” The surprise greeting startled Christina Tucker as she walked into the room. “What are all you guys doing here?” she asked. On a television screen in front of her were 130 of her students from Eagle Ridge Middle School in Rio Rancho New Mexico. They had huddled together in front of … Continue reading Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students