This is my 6th year riding in the American Heart Association Beach Ride and I'll be riding again in honor 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. That Summer Vacation 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 came to stay with us and he had to help 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! He turned 81 on his Birthday on May 23, 2021!
I love him, my horse Cash, going camping and horse riding on the beach. I'm super excited for this year we'll be traveling in style! My Dad is fixing up our "new" Camper/Horse Trailer! The American Heart Association has put all my favorite things together!
Because of the American Heart Association and the money they raise, they are able to learn things that can help fix anyone's heart. I’m so happy the Doctor knew how to help Poppa. I hope the Doctors can help every heart that needs it!
Thank you for your support!!!