Kristin lost her Father in January of 2009 and her Mother in February 2017 both to Heart Disease. Her Mother was an active, healthy lady with no signs of a Heart problem and it was truly a shock to her family when this disease ended her life. Kristin’s mom loved butterflies and to celebrate her 80th Birthday they both (along with her granddaughter) got Blue Karner butterfly tattoos! She was so proud of this and Kristin and her family were shocked that she even got a tattoo in the first place!
This year Kristin is also walking in honor of Adam Schrader. Adam was a close family friend that left us too soon from complications of Heart Disease. He was only 40 years old and leaves behind a wife, two daughters and also many family members and friends who cherished him.
The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication states that, “For all Americans that have a heart attack, the very first symptom will be either sudden death or a full heart attack and nearly half of first heart attack patients will die from that event. Despite all of the recent scientific advances, your doctor’s approach to accurately predict risk for heart attack may be outdated and leave you vulnerable.”
So many people have similar stories or know someone who has been affected by Heart Disease.
Kristin would like to invite you to join The Excelsior College "Team Butterfly!"
Thank you in advance for your support!