Life is Why! Join me in supporting the American Heart Association!
My Mom and i participate in the Heart Walk every year to honor my big brother Arthur Mahoney who we suddenly lost just 8 short years ago at the tragically young age of 36 to severe coronary artery disease. We do this to honor Arthur and also to help raise money and awareness to fund research and education in hopes that we can make a difference in other families lives so they don't have to go through what we go through every day not having our Arthur here.
Mom and i also do the Heart Walk to celebrate the life saved of my other big brother Adam Mahoney who was just 37 years old 4 years ago when he was rushed in for emergency surgery after getting the scary results back from his CT angiogram. They put a stent in and put him on various medications to help keep his coronary arteries clean and his heart safe. They saved his life. Arthur saved his life. Awareness saved his life. I am SO grateful. Adam and his wife Erin now have a beautiful, healthy baby boy who is now 2 1/2 and so cute!! :)
Yet another tragic event occurred in my family in the dead of winter last year when Washington state had the big snowstorm. Another loved one to walk for now. My dear sweet Auntie Barbara was taken from me by heart disease too young. She had type 2 diabetes and had just been diagnosed with lymphoma in November and actually was doing a lot better with the chemotherapy but 1 week after her birthday in February of 2019 it was a heart attack that took her life. I found her in the snow. She was just barely 74 years old, my Mom's fraternal twin. We were very close.
I'm not just walking, I'm heartwalking :) My participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020!! Please help me reach this lifesaving goal by donating today. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone.
Thank you in advance for your support!