My first experience with heart disease came when I was just 5 or 6 years old. My father suffered a heart attack and was taken in for bypass surgery. He wore those "train tracks" on his chest proudly as a survivor. He was a working man, always outside getting his hands dirty, building or repairing something. He believed in hard work. When I was 16 years old my father finally lost his battle with heart disease.
Since then I have supported the efforts of the AHA on a personal level, only to join the mission as a team member in November 2021.
On April 10th my mother became the energizer bunny. Well, that's what she likes to call it. For those of us in the healthcare world, we refer to her as a survivor. She now lives with a pacemaker inside her body, a small battery-operated device that helps the heart beat in a regular rhythm. I can personally attest that this money goes towards a worthy cause and could save your life... or your mother's life one day.
Saving and improving lives can be as simple as taking a walk. And I know I'm making a difference in the lives of others by participating in the Heart Walk.
But it's not just my efforts alone that will one day help us see a world free of heart disease and stroke. I am walking with a team of heart hero's because together, we will have an even greater impact. And you can help us change the world, one step at a time, by donating to my fundraiser.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that keeps hearts beating and helps people enjoy longer, healthier lives. I can't do it alone.
Please help me now by donating. Because every step counts. And together we are helping save lives!
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!