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We Walk to Save Lives!
2022 Maine Heart Walk
MY REASON WHY
Nicole is my reason why. She is my Universe. Please see Nicole's story in the youtube video and read about her below:
In 2013 my life was saved. I should have known I was at risk for heart disease since my father died of a heart attack at 28 years old, but I assumed since I was a woman I would be ok, that women didn't have the issues with heart disease that men do. I didn't know the symptoms of heart disease in women, and I didn't recognize I was about to have a heart attack until it was almost to late. By the time I was made it to Brigham and Womens in Boston my coronary arteries were 80% and 95% blocked, my symptoms had been brushed off as Stress and Anxiety until I met the Dr who saved my life, Dr Michael Davidson. Double by-pass first open heart surgery, mechanical aortic valve second...today I am heathy and strong, a volunteer, an advocate, and a Spokeswoman for Go Red for Women able to share my experience to help others. Learn the symptoms of heart disease in women, trust your gut, use your voice, don't stop until you are heard.