I walk with the hope that no family will ever have to hear their newborn has a congenital heart defect. I walk with the hope that no family has to say goodbye to a loved one after a long battle with heart failure. I walk for the thousands of people each year dealing with the ravages of stroke. I walk because I know exactly what having hereditary heart disease is about. I personally have 4 stents and lost both parents and 5 siblings due to heart disease or stroke. My mother-in-law, my grandkids' great-grandmother, at nearly 93 years old, is a 16-year survivor of by-pass surgery. following a heart attack. Most important to me, though, is that my granddaughter, Teighan, has congenital aortic stenosis and it is through the research funded by contributions to the AHA that has made an enormous impact on her quality of life and survival. You can read her story on the Team Teighan page. Your donation will fund more groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives.
If you are a new walker this year with Team Teighan, please add $10 to your contribution for your special tye-dyed Team Teighan t- shirt. If you walked with us last year, please find your shirt as we will utilize the same design. Your ENTIRE donation goes directly to the AHA and is tax-deductible. Please donate and please come join us as we walk to mend broken hearts!