Joey’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “I survived and you can survive, too”

Joey’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “I survived and you can survive, too”

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I can tell you all the dramatic things that took place during the event, during the hospital stay and all that. But it's once you leave the hospital, how you deal with depression, fears, doubts. Am I going to be able to provide for my family again? Am I going to be able to provide... be the man that I once was? We live in a small town in East Texas and so our story got out. I've had several men who have come to me, who have had heart attacks since I have. They ask me, "Did you feel this way? Did you feel this way?"

The things that weren't important to me before, they are now. The things that I made important before are not that important. The important part is to tell people that it's okay, that you can survive. You don't have to meet death. Yes, I had a heart attack.
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Speaker 2:
And yes, we survived.
Speaker 1: And yes, and I survived it. And yes, I'm fine. And yes, you can do the same thing too.

Joey’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “I survived and you can survive, too”

After leaving the hospital, Joey embarked on an emotional journey. He began learning how to manage feelings of anxiety and depression that he was dealing with after his heart attack. With the help of his family and his community, Joey not only shows himself that he’s capable of moving forward, he’s showing other heart attack survivors, too.

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