More than six million people in the US are living with heart failure. After a heart failure diagnosis the survival rate is 50% at five years and 10% at ten years. I have a vested interest in helping people better understand and manage this condition. I want to beat this statistic.
While there is no cure for heart failure; there are ways to treat and actions to take to curb its effects. I made healthy lifestyle changes and had gastric bypass surgery to further reduce my risks. I will always have heart failure but I can improve my body's ability to manage the side effects with better blood pressure control and less weight.
I walk because I know that with every step, I'm making a difference in 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?
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps hearts beating and helps people have longer, healthier lives.
I achieved my goal last year of raising $1000. This year I hope to raise $5000. I need your help to reach this goal. Please consider donating today.