The work of the American Heart Association becomes more dear to me with each passing year. My first personal encounter with heart disease occurred in my 20s when my father required a stent in his heart. I lost him later to cancer, but I was thankful that I gained those precious extra years with him. He passed when I was only 32 years old. He was 60.
Since then I've had other loved ones and family members suffer strokes and deal with high blood pressure, as well as some scary tachycardias. This past year, one of my best friends has dealt with her 16 year old son being hospitalized due to a heart condition, requiring an ablation. Now she is also fighting her own heart battle. It really hit home when I went to see her in the hospital as she was getting a heart catherization.
Heart disease is no respecter of persons. Every single one of us faces a risk we cannot see. The American Heart Association works to ensure life saving research is conducted and treatments provided to those who need it most. Any amount you are able to contribute will help.
Thank you for supporting Rocky and me as we work to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!