This is my "Why' story:
Back on February 23,2017 I made the first step towards healthier living. Since then I have been able to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
This is my 4th year participating with the American Heart Walk, including the new virtual walk that started last year. 2020 was a confusing,stressful and emotional year. For my family unfortunately 2021 hasn't begun to brighten up . This January we lost the Matriarch of our family, my Grandmother (in law) Teresa Bender.
This year I am dedicating our (my family's) walk in her honor. Teresa Bender was the most beautiful woman I have ever gotten the pleasure in meeting. She had many chapters in her story book of life and I am beyond honored that I was able to have her be a big chapter in mine. She did pass due to heart failure, so this year this walk is on a more personal note.
Heart disease runs in my family hence one of the reasons why I strive in keeping a healthy heart. For the 4th year I will be trying to educate and bring awareness for this cause.