The day was February 25, 2009 and seemed like a normal day, not unlike any other day. However, it was Ash Wednesday which in retrospect, now has additional meaning to me. I am a CPA, and it was “busy season” that time of year in which we work weekends and long hours to meet tax filing deadlines. I was tired, but that was normal for that time of the year.
I recall getting a cup of coffee and rushing back to the computer to get ready for a 4:30 conference call. I remember looking at the clock on my computer which said it was 4:28……2 minutes before my conference call.
I never made the call.
I had suffered a “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” no symptoms, no warnings. I have subsequently learned that I am one of the 5% who survive a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. As a result of the amazing medical advances, funded in great part by the American Heart Association, I am fortunate to be here today to tell you about my near death experience.
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. 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!