Why?? Because I need to. A little over two years ago I was given a second chance at life and I am very thankful.
I have always been in denial and at times I still am. I need reminders to get me back in the correct frame of mind. The annual Heartwalk does this for me each year.
There were many signs that came up in my life-family history-bypass surgeries for both my parents; losing my parents to heart attack and stroke; high cholesterol levels. Then finally, more telling problems with trips to the emergency room because I didn't "feel" right and heart attack symptoms were manifesting themselves. But for some reason, I was still in denial until the doctors took a trip through my arteries and hit roadblocks. This was real and could not be denied.
I left my life in the hands of God and a pretty awesome cardiac team. I was no longer in control. And if you know me very well, that is outside my wheel well. They were able to give me a second chance. And I am forever grateful.
This does not just happen through basic medicine. There are specialists that intervene, educate and there are tests to gauge your risk. It is all out there for you if you open your mind to their knowledge and direction.
Some issues you are born with and others your lifestyle influences. I want everyone to learn to be the best that they can be. Start now and don't wait for a scary event to be reminded of how precious life is. Start with baby steps- little things that you can control- diet and excercise.
Don't stop the healing! Start the Healing!
I invite you to join my family and team for the "walk where you are" event on May 1st or you may make a contribution to the cause. The moment you join my "Can't Stop the Healing" team, you are contributing to, educating, witnessing, and funding lifesaving science. Lives can be saved and extended with your help. Consider a donation today?
Thank you from the bottom of my healing heart!