After a deadly heart attack, marathon runner Leah Huss receives emergency care from The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City
Leah Huss can appreciate a good journey. The emergency room nurse has run marathons, taken trips with family and friends and spent hours helping patients navigate unexpected obstacles. Yet one particular trip – an emergency helicopter ride to The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City – was the start of her most challenging undertaking. It was Nov. 9, 2009, and Leah had suffered an unexpected massive heart attack at age 39.