In October 2018, I had heart surgery to replace my aortic valve with a mechanical valve. I was diagnosed many years ago with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) which is an aortic valve that only has two leaflets, instead of three. This resulted in aortic valve regurgitation which is when blood leaks back into left ventricle and forces the heart to work harder to send blood to the rest of your body.
I participate in the Heart Walk because I know that with every step, I’m making a difference in my life and someone’s life. 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?
Please consider joining the Cincinnati Bell NetOps Team and virtually participating in a walk/run or making a contribution.