Tracey was training hard for a 5K Mud Run, but a month before the big race, she faced the challenge of her life. To 44-year-old Tracey Hampton, the Irvine Lake Mud Run sounded like fun: climbing through obstacles, pushing her limits and working steadily toward the finish line. Little did she know that the Mud Run would become a metaphor for her own struggle with heart disease.
Women's Heart Disease Stories for Orange Coast Memorial
Victoria Clerkin was only 56. She didn’t have a known family history of heart disease.