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StoryCorps Detroit: Not Ready to Die

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Roy Sims used his near-death experience to start his non-profit, Art for Hearts.

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Detroiter Roy Sims was diagnosed with a serious heart condition that doctors told him would be his demise. 

Angela Sims and her husband Roy Sims.StoryCorps

Angela Sims and her husband Roy Sims.

It got to the point where I was placed under hospice care. That itself is quite difficult, because the idea there is to accept death, your imminent death.” recalls Roy. 

In this StoryCorps Detroit segment, Sims sits down with his wife Angela and discusses his battle with heart disease and how it inspired him to start his non-profit, Arts for Hearts, in Detroit.

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Ziad Buchh, Reporter

Ziad Buchh is Reporter for 101.9 WDET. He is known by friends as the argumentative person in the group.

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This post is a part of StoryCorps Detroit.

Giving people of all backgrounds the opportunity to record meaningful conversations, StoryCorps seeks to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.​ StoryCorps Detroit showcases interviews that were recorded when the MobileBooth stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. Those conversations are podcast here.



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