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 13 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. I have genetic disease that has affected my father with vascular problems years ago and caused his death. My mother who is still going strong had a bypass at 72 and is still going strong but has vascular dementia at 93 years old. 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!
Just recently I have a close friend who has lost her mom and dad to other diseases, and right after getting through those life changing events lost her brother at 58 to a massive heart attack. Also, another friend who brother had a debilitating stroke this year! These are just some of the reason, I am involved in the Heart Walk each year!
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 ,