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Stories of the Relentless

A Binge Worthy Series by the American Heart Association

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be relentless in the midst of a life crisis?

If you are a caregiver, a stroke, diabetes, heart attack/CVD survivor, health provider or on a health and wellbeing journey, then you are in the right place.

At the American Heart Association our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we've been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Here, we will engage in series-driven stories, science and solutions-based conversations with experts, leaders, influencer’s and survivors that dive deeper and break down barriers about leadership in the midst of crisis, racial disparities, emotional and physical healing, and life-changing wellness habits.

These are the stories of the Relentless...

Bernard J. Tyson Podcast Series

In honor of Bernard’s legacy as a leader in health equity and social justice, to share success stories and to raise awareness of the Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund.  Stories of the Relentless podcast focuses on documenting the resilient pursuit of health with an unyielding spirit.

In our six-part series in tribute of the late and great Bernard Tyson, he is the relentless hero of each story told.  With that in mind, we will begin and end each episode with his own words capturing his brilliance and passion for the issues of equity closest to his heart including: prevention (thrive), mental health, homelessness, access to care, food security and race relations.

Series Three: Relentless Cities

Relentless Cities is a series of powerful stories and conversations documenting a community’s dedicated pursuit of health in the face of COVID- 19, racial injustice, system limitations and health inequities – all being met by an unyielding spirit of resilience. We begin with a three-part series in New York City.

Series Two - Stroke and Covid-19

Our five-part series explores COVID-19 and its potential impact on stroke survivors, their caregivers and families. Hear the stories of relentless stroke survivors, listen to their questions and concerns about Covid-19 and learn from our stroke experts’ responses.

Moderated by Emmy Award-winning news anchor and journalist Carey Peña, this episode features stroke survivor Christopher Ewing and Dr. Mitchell Elkind, professor of neurology and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York City.

Ewing shares his story and the concerns he and fellow stroke survivors in Southern California have about how COVID-19 may affect them. Elkind addresses stroke survivors’ COVID-19-related health risks and how stroke survivors can reduce their risks and stay healthy during the pandemic.

Opening Series - A Relentless Force in a Time of Crisis: Leadership, Healing & Volunteerism

This opening three-part series is an intimate glimpse into the hearts, souls and minds of three distinctive leaders at the American Heart Association during the Covid-19 pandemic: CEO Nancy Brown, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Dr. Comilla Sasson, Vice President for Science & Innovation, Emergency Cardiovascular Care will all reveal personal, life-changing stories. They share an inside view into where they come from, how that inspires them, what keeps them up at night, and as a result, what they are relentless about achieving.

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