20150203 - HEART Ashley Passialis - nwherald


Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Ashley Passialis of Hampshire pauses while speaking about her experience in her when she went into cardiac arrest in November of 2014 while working at Starbucks in Huntley. Passialis, 28, had not had any previous conditions and thought of herself as generally healthy. After her arrest she went into a coma for two days, and then stayed in the hospital for ten days before she came home with a defibrillator implanted in her chest. A small hole was found in Passialis' chest while she was in the hospital.