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The Same Heart That Could Have Killed Her (Twice) Led This Soccer Phenom To International Acclaim


With American Heart Month coming to a close, we introduce you to Michele O'Brien. All she has to do is look at the 9" scar that runs down the middle of her chest to be reminded of her extraordinary journey. A rare congenital heart defect, a heart attack, and two open heart surgeries, all before age 15, were not enough to keep the soccer phenom from the sport she loves or from going on to conquer it at the most elite level as both player and coach. A story of passion and perseverance.

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