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Thank you for your support, Jonathan!
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Linda SAYS:
Hi...sending you a Vote (100…
Hi...sending you a Vote (100 Impact Points) and wishing you the very best on your fundraising and hoping your Project is a huge success . "One small act of kindness can send a ripple thru the Universe."...(My Project CURE EPILEPSY)
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Welcome to Crowd rise vote! May the Votes be ever in your favor :)

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Megan + Imagine Scholar Team
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Welcome to Crowdrise! Just t…
Welcome to Crowdrise!
Just to get your started, we gave you a VOTE worth 100 points and hope you will confirm our Friend request too! The ART4GOOD Foundation would be honored to include you as a team member on any of our charitable projects!
RIGHT NOW, we are hosting an AWESOME on-line auction with hundreds of collectible and fun items to benefit Demi and Ashton’s DNA Foundation to help put an end to SEX SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING!
We hope you will participate and help us get the word out! Check it out for yourself too, simply by clicking HERE:
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Once again, welcome aboard! We look forward to your friendship!
One Love,
Wendie Busig-Kohn
P.S. Of course you can also make a DIRECT CONTRIBUTION to support DNA here: Thanks again for ALL that YOU do!
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Jonathan Kern
Austin, TX United States
Stuff About Me:

I am running in the 2012 NYC Marathon with Team Ritter to raise awareness about aortic aneurysms and their consequences.

I had a bicuspid aortic valve and ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm diagnosed by accident, before rupture or dissection, in 2009, and had repair in 2009. I would have very likely died suddenly and unexpectedly within 5 or so years if I had not been treated. My sons lost their mother to breast cancer when they were very young. I'm happy to still be here! And with repair, life goes on pretty much normal.

A bicuspid aortic valve is present in 1-2% of live births, as a congenital abnormality, and the valve causes disease or death in about 30% of those who have it. All other congenital heart defects combined occur in 0.8% of live births.The book could be called "The Biscupid Valve Next Door".

Not all ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms are caused by bicuspid aortic valves. Many or most of these aneurysms do have a gentic link. Unfortunately most are without symptoms for years. There are some with bicuspid aortic valve who have labile hypertension, with associated symptoms.



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