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FEATURE – Back to Life – My Heart Transplant Journey

  By Anne Howell   “Um, your heart is enlarged,” the ultrasound technician uttered. “That’s because I have so much love to give,” I naively responded. I had no idea her words would be indicative of what my future would ...

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INSPIRATION – Miles for Hope

  Miles For Hope   Miles For Hope funds cutting-edge brain-tumor research and clinical trials, and provides medical travel assistance to patients. Miles For Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a brain-cancer survivor.    The focus of Miles ...

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INSPIRATION – Push Through

Push Through By Debra Zacher   Amy Carreira, a Raleigh resident and five-time half-marathon and four-time marathon finisher, knew something was amiss. She wasn’t sleeping well and hadn’t felt good for weeks. But the last thing Amy thought she would ...

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INSPIRATION – How to Become a Lifelong Athlete and Pursue an Epic Climbing Adventure

How to Become a Lifelong Athlete and Pursue an Epic Climbing Adventure By Greg McElveen, MS, MBA, CSCS       Jan Croft is a caring person, so 18 years ago, when her mother suffered a stroke and needed someone ...

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INSPIRATION – Faith in God and a Bicycle

  In January 2008, 17-year-old Ethan Aliff was watching a video.  It wasn’t VH1’s top video of the month– Alicia Key’s No One, but a video about the double lumen catheter a surgeon would implant in his chest.  It had ...

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INSPIRATION – Igniting the Flames of Possibility

  By Joe Nuss The five-foot frame and humble demeanor of pediatric dentist and 2010 Ramblin’ Rose Winston-Salem sponsor Tina Merhoff (above, left) is a dynamo of faith and enthusiasm that radiates through the walls of her practice in Winston-Salem ...

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Charlie Engle’s New Mission

By D.C. Lucchesi Charlie Engle knows about maintaining momentum.  As an adventure racer and ultra-distance athlete, you can’t run across the country or another continent without being able to keep your focus on a finish line that could be weeks ...

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