South Africa:'Miracle' Woman Home for Christmas After Three Heart Attacks, Stroke

[News24Wire] A 55-year-old woman from Krugersdorp in Johannesburg is looking forward to spending Christmas with her family after surviving three heart attacks and a stroke.
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