As a premature baby, I was born with a heart murmur.
By the age of 13, I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a form of heart disease associated with a thickening of the heart muscle.
I suffered a near-fatal heart attack at the age of 38 in 2017 with no warning.
The doctors and nurses were surprised to learn I experienced heart attack symptoms (not classic symptoms) for seven hours before going to the hospital.
My right-side was blocked 100%.
The only reason I lived was due to my pre-existing heart condition – my thickened heart muscle got blood to the other side of my heart long enough to keep me alive!
My wife, my daughter and I had the deepest conversation of our lives in the hospital that involved no words.
I left the hospital committed to living life with no regrets.
Since my heart attack, I've been an advocate for heart health awareness.
I am a board member of the Mid-South American Heart Association.
We are uniting with the Heart Walk to change the landscape of employee health and engagement while impacting the communities where we live and work.
Your financial support will help protect heart and stroke patients who are among the most vulnerable.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives.
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!