My "why" is my Great Grandfather (Papa) and my Dad. Papa raised me until I was seven and enabled me to attend Clemson. His dream was to see me graduate but a fatal heart attack prevented that just months before graduation. My Dad suffered a massive stroke in his late forties and lived the remainder of his life paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Those are my "why's" and I know most of you have also been affected by these diseases in some way.
With continued research, greater knowledge and healthier lifestyles we can help prevent disabilities and deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Thank you for supporting Pumpkin and me in our fundraising effort for this wonderful cause. Your contribution is sincerely appreciated.