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January 8, 2013

CVPH employee survives massive heart attack


“Don’t blow it off,” she said, criticizing herself for not taking action that Friday evening when this all began.

Monica’s daughter, Cheyenne, 12, agreed and said she will make sure her mother does not hesitate to seek attention for medical concerns.

“Since she’s here (following the near-fatal experience), it makes me happy,” Cheyenne said, noting that everything began the day after her birthday.

Monica, who has not yet been cleared to return to work but is hoping to be back on the cardiac-care floor soon, chose to enter the health-care field as an older adult because she was fascinated with the field and wanted to help other people in need.

Now she realizes that she is no different than others who face major health issues, and she promises to practice what she preaches from this day forward.

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