On Sunday, Dec 6, 2015, my Tia (aunt) Angie tragically passed away from heart disease, alone at home. She had a follow up appointment with her cardiologist that week and unfortunately didn't make it. Heart disease is truly a silent killer in women.
Like most women in Latin families, my Tia Angie, was the rock for us women. She was a very strong independent women who encouraged us to be strong, humble, caring, and most importantly to take care of each other. As most Latin families do around the holidays, we all gathered to make tamales on Saturday Dec 5, 2015. My Tia was very proud to show us how to make tamales from scratch. She lectured us and kept us on point. We made fun of her old school ways as we normally do when we all get together. We literally spent 9 hours cooking, laughing, listening to music and of course eating our delicious tamales, together. Little did we know that would be the last day we would see her.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Latin Americans. Thus, I am passionate to help raise awareness for our community. 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.
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