I am walking in memory of my sister, Deanne Gary Rodiguez.
At the of 31 going on 32 my sister had a massive heart attack just a few days after I graduated college in 2002.
She survived her massive heart attack because she had it after the ambulance brought her to the ER, but she went through years of pain and several surgeries.
The last surgery she had was in 2004 and it didn't go as planned which in turn bumped her up on the transplant list.
Unfortunately it was not meant to be for her to obtain a new heart and her long hard fought battle ended in 2004 at the age of 33 going on 34.
She left behind 2 loving sons, a heartbroken family and sister who was lost without her best friend.
Saving and improving lives can be as simple as taking a walk. And I know I'm making a difference in the lives of others by participating in the Heart Walk.
But it's not just my efforts alone that will one day help us see a world free of heart disease and stroke. I am walking with a team of heart heros because together, we will have an even greater impact. And you can help us change the world, one step at a time, by donating to my fundraiser.
Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that keeps hearts beating and helps people enjoy longer, healthier lives. I can't do it alone.
Please help me now by donating. Because every step counts. And together we are helping save lives!
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!