As a medical student I was drawn to pediatric cardiology. In 1993, on my first day of pediatric residency I had the good fortune to cross paths with MacDonald Dick who became my mentor and soon thereafter my very good friend. In 1997 while a pediatric cardiology fellow at University Michigan I was fortunate to receive a research grant from American Heart Association which allowed Mac to investigate the benefits of the strategic incision at the time of heart surgery to prevent postoperative arrhythmias. It goes without saying that caring for children and young adults with heart disease has been a great passion of mine! The funds raised by the Heart Walk help support clinical care and research efforts that further advance the management of cardiac disease across the ages.
I walk for my father, Jim Law who passed from heart disease; for my daughter, Erika who has congenital heart disease and for all my patients that I have cared for both past and present. And when combined with a million other Heart Walk Heroes across the nation, we have an even greater impact toward curing heart disease and stroke. Will you be a Heart Walk Hero with me?