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Michael’s Story: The Heart to Carry On

February 20, 2023 at 7:00 am
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By Samantha Baker, Communications Strategist One early morning in 1997, 35-year-old Monterey Peninsula resident Michael V. had difficulty sleeping due to an unusual feeling. “My heart was pounding away as if it was going to come out of my chest,”...

Carolina Tejeda

Carolina’s Story: Twin Hearts

July 18, 2021 at 8:55 pm
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Childhood: Sister Hearts Carolina Tejada was born in Cali, Colombia in 1978. She spent a happy, healthy childhood alongside her older brother, Juan Guillermo, and her twin sister, Catalina. At age 11, however, Juan Guillermo, who was three years older...