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Pitcher “Strikes Out” Hole in His Heart

Nico Barilla is the type of kid that enjoys being active. His parents, Michele and Chris, instilled this in him through their own lifestyle and love of sports. At the age of 9, the stellar athlete in Nico began to shine when he made it into his region’s Little League All-Stars team. It seemed that nothing could slow him down.


Bernard Makes His Own Path Through Life and Heart Disease

At 92 years old, Bernard Kessler has a lot of “heart.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was never the type of man to sit back and wait for things to happen. In 1943, 19-year-old Bernard entered in the military, serving in both World War II and the Korean War before moving to California in 1952. After his military service he studied at the University of Southern California where he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit and sparked an interest in international business. For a man like Bernard, who was always on the move, it was hard to imagine that anything could stop him.


Living Heart Healthy

Responsible for one of every three deaths in America, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men, but can be prevented by living a heart healthy lifestyle. A heart healthy life is as easy as making healthy eating choices, getting regular exercise and managing stress.