Many of you are familiar with my connection and commitment to the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association. Since my internship in Spring of 2016, I have truly found my passion - where I can use my life experiences and my years of hard work in school to bring health education and prevention to our communities. Heart disease is the #1 killer of all Americans. It does not discriminate and neither does stroke - the #5 killer.
Almost 11 years ago my dad, Vinny, died of a heart attack at the age of 37. If you knew my dad, you knew he would give whatever he could whenever he could to those who needed it. We'll never forget that smile, those jokes or the "hey guy" as he greeted you. We lost him way too soon. He is my why. Why I chose not to smoke, not to take the small things for granted, he's why I exercise and eat right.
Your donation (whether that is time, money, prayers or any other support) helps with the movement to end heart disease and stroke. Join me and my team, Vinny's Minis, by supporting the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association.
If you cannot physically participate or cannot donate, I would love to see you on the sidelines cheering on Vinny's Minis. VINNY is why. Life is why.
PEACE + LOVE TO ALL.