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Heart condition won’t stop an MU junior from dancing

After two heart surgeries, Amy Parrish quit gymnastics, poms and cheerleading. But she couldn’t stop dancing.
Sunday, June 8, 2008 | 8:00 p.m. CDT; updated 4:20 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

During a 2005 dance performance in Amy Parrish’s junior year of high school, her heart was racing so fast she couldn’t breathe. It wasn’t because of adrenaline or excitement; it was her heart condition.

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