Sunday, May 21st
Team Emma5 Members
We Walk to Save Lives!
2023 Maine Heart Walk
My name is Emma, I am 13 years old and have had two heart surgeries. I have a right aortic arch, which effects 1 in 1,000 people. This heart condition means that all my arteries are in the right side opposed and not the left. My first surgery I had what's called a vascular ring that was causing me breathing issues, my last surgery was in 2020 and they had to reroute one of my arteries. I love dance classes, softball and reading, and I also love learning about the human anatomy and one day would love to be a doctor!
We're a relentless force! Now imagine how much stronger we'll be working as a team!
Heart disease is still the no. 1 killer and stroke ranks no. 5 in our nation. You could do something to change that.
We are walking together - not only for our own health, but also for yours. And for the health of our parents, our children, and our grandchildren.
The Heart Walk is a time of celebration, joy, and inspiration. It's also an event where people work together to support one single goal - to create a world free of heart disease and stroke.
Be a relentless force. Be a supporter of critical research. Be a lifesaver. Be a part of an unstoppable team. Join us now and walk to save lives.