Help me be a Heart Walk Hero!
Did you know that giving brings joy to you and life to so many others? When you donate to my Heart Walk campaign, you get something back that's priceless - satisfaction knowing your donation helped fund research that could cure heart disease and stroke. Do your heart some good and please make a donation today!
So once again I signed up for the Heart Walk, this is a passion I have to educate, research and support all family, friends and patients . To educate, I teach Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. I also educate patients through my job as a Research Coordinator for North Ohio Heart! I also speak to anyone who will listen about heart and vascular disease from a personal and professional position.
I have been a cardiac research nurse for 20 years now and previously work on a cardiac step-down unit for 12 years. I missed patient care and went back PRN to a unit so that I could connect with patients out of the research realm.
Family and friends are also a very personal reason that I am passionate about the Hear Walk. My family is genetically prone to heart and vascular disease that had affected my father with vascular problems for many year and was the cause of his death at the age of 72.
My mother had a bypass at 72 and until recently was living with vascular dementia. This took her life a week ago! She did live a great life and was 95 at the time of her death.
I have two sisters who have heart stents after having blocked arteries . Also, a father-in-law who had had stents and is a shining example of a cardiac patient who takes care of himself and values everyday!
The biggest medical story this year is obviuosly Covid related and I am all about helping fight this CRAZY pandemic also! Through the Heart walk there will hopefully be monies directed toward research for Cardiac patients and how thier underlying problems are affected and can be protected more fully from this life changing virus!
I hope that if there is every any questions, concerns or education that you need that you contact me and let me help you through!
So please support the heart walk and all of its outlets!
Thank You ,