We spent March 6, 2016 in and around the Binghamton, NY area, visiting our two sons. It was an early spring-like day, with blue sky, ample sunshine, and temperatures reaching the 50s. We spent the day doing all the things that Kate loved to do: cleaning our son's apartment ;-), dining at Panera, shopping at outlet stores, and going to a movie. But, most importantly, spending time with the boys, who had begun the adult journeys of their lives. We had a wonderful day.
At around 5 PM, it turned into the worst day of our lives as Kate suffered a fatal cardiac event. She was kept alive for almost two weeks, but it was too late. She already had suffered too much damage to her brain tissue, and passed away on March 18. We'll never know the precise reasons that she had this cardiac event, but there were warning signs. She had been complaining of lower back pain and nausea for a couple of weeks. And she had a pain in her right calf that might have been a factor. Symptoms vary in women, but there might have been signs. Education is so important. We'll never know if it would have changed the outcomes for Kate, but maybe it can for others.
Education is Why! Join me in supporting the American Heart Association!
Although the 2020 Syracuse Heart Walk has been postponed, I'm still commited to helping the AHA carry forward, and commited to raising as much as I can on their behalf.
In 2018, Kate's Krew was the Number 1 Community Team for the Syracuse Heart Walk, and in 2019, we topped the previous year! We raised over $10,000 from nearly 100 donors--and again we were the Number 1 Community Team--wow! Can we top both numbers this year? With your help and participation, we can!
Thank you in advance for your support!