As you may know, June 3, 2020, was a day that changed my life. I experienced a significant Atrial fibrillation (AFib) event that resulted in an Uber Red trip to the hospital. Quite literally, my Apple Watch saved my life. After several hours, the medical team working on my case was able to bring my heart out of AFib, but the search was on to find the cause. The next day I had a couple of tests and it was determined that I had an aortic valve that decided it was its time to be replaced. After an incredibly complicated surgery, a couple of weeks of a medically induced coma with some very difficult nights, I began the road to recovery.
It took a while, the recovery was as much mental as it was physical and I could not have done it without the love and support of my friends and family.
I am ashamed to admit it, but prior to surgery, the idea of walking 2 blocks was daunting, I'd make excuses and I'd choose locations I could Uber to rather than those in my own neighborhood. But I am ready to walk 2 miles.
I am excited to do the Heart Walk in honor of the entire medical team, from the paramedics to the doctors, nurses, and techs that saved my life and to my family and friends who supported me along the road to recovery.