Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Good News


Silent killer hit, but was mild attack

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Sorry it took me three weeks to get back from a 10-day vacation. Blame it on my heart, which had secret plans for me.

Without any of the usual warning signs, like chest pain, numbness in the left arm and headaches, I had a heart attack.

My doctors, R.N. Shenai, L. Rajasekhar and Rangit Rath, said it was mild.

We can't figure out exactly when and where it occurred.

"Five percent of the people who have strokes and heart attacks have no symptoms or warnings at all," said Dr. Rajasekhar. "That is why that kind of heart attack is called the silent killer."

Whew!

Thanks to the doctors and a team of professional health care workers, which included Chris Carr, Karen Gahan, Danielle Gundler, Sandra Haussler, Mary Clark, Leah Lunsford, Libby Amos, Kelly Bagby, Kelly Frietch, Kelly Moore, Dianne Hoffman, Dianne Spalding, Kanthi Mulari and Kathy Honosharsky, I survived.

Doctors have advised me that my condition will be treated with medication.

I have been trying to determine exactly where the attack occurred. I figure it had to have been March 30 on the 18th green at Reeves Golf Course, when I missed a 3-foot putt.

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The Family Resource Center in Oxford has received a $2,071 donation from the Honors and Scholars Advisory Board of Miami University Honors and Scholars Program.

The money was raised during a student-sponsored Honors Charity Auction, including items donated by faculty, staff, students and community businesses.

Camilla Hileman, public information officer at the center, said donations included a concert with the Remnants, a male a capella group; a Miami University Dropouts skydiving experience; a tuxedo rental from Skeffington's; and a piano tuning.

The center offers a clothing bank, job training and a Head Start program for Oxford residents.

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Ten of the 29 Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship winners in Ohio are from Greater Cincinnati.

They are: Frank K. Tremper, New Richmond High School, Coldstream Country Club; Andrew W. Weisbrod, Moeller, Kenwood Country Club; Daniel W. Beavan, Colerain, Clovernook Country Club; Joshua J. Blom, Springboro, Moraine Country Club; Edward L. Grimes, Roger Bacon, Maketewah Country Club; Dennis W. Ingle, North College Hill, Clovernook Country Club; Michael A. McCann, Mason, Ridge Club; Seth P. Reddy, Oak Hills, Western Hills Country Club; Matthew J. Schrenk, Roger Bacon, Maketewah; and Jenna N. Smith, Hamilton, Ridge Club.

The scholarship are given by the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340.




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