My nephew Matthew was born 21 years ago with
pulmonary valve stenosis, a thickening of the pulmonary valve. At age 1
and again at age 14, he had a surgical procedure called vavuloplasty to
open his pulmonary valve. Because his procedure is relatively new and
saved him from undergoing open-heart surgery twice, our family realized
how important research is in the development of new technology and
treatments for heart disease and stroke! This is why our team,
Matthew’s Mighty Marchers, has been participating in the Heart Mini for
21 years and raising funds for the lifesaving work of the American Heart
Throughout these 21 years, we have met many people who walk for their own loved
ones. We have also added more names to the list of people we walk for:
my dad, as well as numerous close family friends who have
suffered from various forms of heart disease.
To date, our team has raised over $170,000 for the Mini!!!
Imagine what new advancements are on the horizon, dependent on our donations!
Many people before us have contributed to the work of the AHA. The
funding provided by the AHA for research and education has saved,
extended, and improved the quality of our loved ones’ lives as well as
Please take an active role by joining our team on March 22, 2020 and/or making a tax-deductible donation today.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3