Restuccia's Thunder6 Members
Why We Walk
2020 Boston Heart Walk Digital Experience
We're walking because I was born with a congential heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot). I've had three surgeries and received a pacemaker. It was because of the research of the American Heart Association that I'm able to live a normal healthy life. We're also walking because of all the other issues the AHA is involved in. In March they teamed up with The American Cancer Society to lobby at the State House to stop and or place restrictions on vaping while streeing the health effects concerning it. This year the AHA received a 2.5 million dollar grant to study the effects of th Corvid-19 virus on the brain and heart in people who have cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke surviors. They are also collaborating with national and global health colleagues to address urgent clinical care issues as they arise in people with these conditions.