I walk for my sister, Emily. Read her Survivor Highlight story below. She was resuscitated from a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 35. American Heart Association created a Survivor Highlight board for her at the 2019 AHA walk and she was featured, along with many, displaying the real people that heart disease affects.
I walk for my family. Heart disease and arrhythmia conditions run rampant in those that I love.
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.
Have a heart and help me reach my goal today!
<3 My sister's survivor story <3
Emily's survivor story starts at the age of 35. Asleep and without warning, she suffers an electrical disturbance and abruptly loses function. With the quick action of her husband to call 911, the operator expertly talked him through Hands-Only CPR. Those critical minutes with CPR kept blood flowing to her vital organs until the first responders arrived with an AED and shocked her back to life. Fewer than 10% of people survive a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. She suffered short-term memory loss and received an ICD implant. Life now consists of regular check-ups, some lifestyle changes, adventuring and enjoying a second chance at life.