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Would just like to say thank you to Ancestry.com

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Would just like to say thank you to Ancestry.com

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your site is good for finding your lineage, but for me, it may have saved my life.. After an incident in April, I went to the ER for a broken rib. When they asked about history on my Paternal side, I didn't know(my Mom left my biological father when I was 6 months old). So I started doing a search. I found a pic of him, and it was like looking in the mirror. I then reached out to the person that posted it, and found out I have a younger half brother. We began to talk, and I found out that my father had died in his 50s(I am 47) of a massive heart attack.

Fast forward to last week. I started having some chest tightness.. I went to the ER, and was able to finally tell them my entire family history. Well long story short, after a heart cath, I found out I have some very minor issues with my heart that can be taken care of with medication. So we caught it early.. Had I not known this history, I probably would have went home from the ER that night after all my tests came up negative...

So thank you,
John Hodges, EMT-Paramedic
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medic8023 13 Nov 2012 1:14AM GMT 
care_bear_lex... 13 Nov 2012 2:20AM GMT 
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