I Can’t Feel My Heart
In June, 1966, Jimmy Ruffin (brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations) recorded what would later become known as his greatest hit, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?“
There is now a medical term for this condition: known more formally as stress cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. According to the British Heart Foundation, it is a “temporary condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or stunned. The left ventricle, one of the heart’s chambers, changes shape.” Unfortunately, many migrant children may know what this “brokenhearted” condition feels like firsthand.