This is my 5th year riding in the American Heart Association Beach Ride and I'll be riding again in honor our of my Poppa.
In 2016 Poppa Etherage wasn’t feeling good and his Doctor said it was his heart. They looked at it and saw that it needed to be fixed. Just before Summer Vacation then he had to go to the hospital and the Doctor did 6 bypasses on his heart. Poppa was in the hospital for several weeks. We all had to help Momma. I even helped water her plants and take care of their dog. My Uncle Ralph even came! He stayed with us and he helped too! When Poppa came home he had to take it very easy. I even stayed with him some because we didn’t want him to be home alone. But now he’s doing great! This is him and I on his 80th Birthday, May 23, 2020!
I love him, my horse Cash, going camping and horse riding on the beach. I really love that the American Heart Association has put all my favorite things together! Because of them and the money they raise, they are able to learn things that help fix people’s hearts. I’m so happy the Doctor knew how to help Poppa.
I hope the Doctors can help everyone’s hearts! Thank you for your support!!!