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Coach to be released soon, expected to recover fully

Updated: May 25, 2007, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. -- June Daugherty was saved from cardiac arrest and death through extraordinary fortune on Tuesday. Now she begins life with the defibrillator that doctors installed in her chest on Thursday.

She can ask Kayla Burt for advice.

Daugherty, Washington State's women's basketball coach, and Burt, her former player at Washington, share the same rare condition: cardiomyopathy. Both went into cardiac arrest. Both were seconds from dying. Yet both are alive and in basketball.

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