A routine heart assessment at The University of Kansas Health System revealed a deadly thoracic aortic aneurysm for Shirley Allenbrand
Shirley Allenbrand could have missed so many wonderful experiences – her son's wedding, trekking across Europe with her daughter, cheering at her grandson's first T-ball game. She'd have missed all that and so much more if she would have died suddenly in 2005 from a heart aneurysm she didn't know she had. A similar condition claimed actor John Ritter. Few people survive if the aneurysm ruptures.