I walk for my cousin, who in August of 2019, had a heart attack at the age of 35. As an only child, my cousin (pictured on the right) is the brother I never had and one of my best friends. Thankfully, he made a full recovery and is better than ever, but it brought a new level of importance in leading a heart-healthy lifestyle to our family.
Receiving a phone call like the one we got 2 years ago is one of those instances where you will always remember where you were when your phone rang. I fundraise for the AHA to help ensure research into life saving heart procedures continues, and to help raise awareness around the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle.