Home > Medical > Heart Health > Real-life story 15 April 2019 WATCH: Cheerleading with a hole in her heart Holly isn't letting a hole in her heart stop her her - she's training for a major cheerleading competition, while working a s a nursing assistant - and hopes to one day become a paramedic. 0 From working as a nursing assistant to training for the cheerleading world championships, Holly is taking on both with a heart condition that could threaten her life.Image credit: BBC News Related articles From a hole in her heart to the New York stage While 8 in 1 000 babies have a heart defect at birth, some heal on their own or aren't problematic, Tabitha was among the unfortunate. A hole between her two main heart chambers never closed, causing a myriad of health problems - and logistics issues She wrote goodbye letters to her kids – a transplant kept them from being read The outlook for Cherron Gilmore was so bleak, after again being rejected for a heart transplant, that she wrote goodbye letters to each of her children, ages 17, 13 and 8 - but in October last year she received here new heart. WATCH: 'Broken heart syndrome' linked to the brain, study finds Researchers have found that "heart syndrome", which has symptoms similar to a heart attack and is often brought on by shock usually after a stressful or emotional event, may be linked to the brain. From our sponsor 3 symptoms of an acute heart failure episode! 5 lifestyle changes to help manage heart failure!