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Katie Sandburg, with her son, Nathan, making pizza, has had two open heart surgeries for a blood clot in her heart. Back for the third time, Sandberg is living with the clot now, taking shots twice daily to thin her blood. She has been chosen as the American Heart Association Heart Walk spokesperson for this year's walk, May 20.

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Katie Sandberg describes the year 2005 as the worst year of her life. But, she also says she'd repeat it if she had the choice.

"I'd go through it again because I realize I can't take life for granted," she said.


Sandberg, of Detroit Lakes, has been chosen as the 2010 spokesperson for the American Heart Walk in Detroit Lakes on May 20. It starts at 5 p.m. with registration at the Pavilion.

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