Twenty-one years ago, in Chicago, my father suffered a massive heart attack. He was 45 and I was 14. He was lucky to get near immediate care which saved his life. Experiencing the success of his sons, our weddings, birth of grandchildren, and travel, my father has certainly been able to enjoy life after his heart attack. But it hasn’t been easy on him, on my mother, and my family. You see heart disease isn’t something that is obvious, but it’s effects have been slow and debilitating. I can’t help but think of the incredible medical care he has received, knowing he has benefitted greatly from the impressive advances in cardiac care.
My father is on the heart transplant list and I know there is still work to be done. This year, twenty-one years later, I am going back home to run the Chicago marathon and joining the American Heart Association's “Run with Heart” team to raise money for research, treatment, and prevention of cardiac diseases like his.
My goal is to raise $2,000, and would appreciate any donation you can contribute. It means so much to me and my family to have you join us in our support of the American Heart Association.
Thank you in advance for your support!