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We Walk to Save Lives!
2023 Palm Beach County Heart Walk
Life is Why!
Here's my story:
Life is so uncertain, and 2007 was life changing, I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy- a disease of the heart muscle. I went into cardiac failure in July shortly after delivering my daughter and was immediately admitted into ICU at St.Mary's Medical Center with an ejection fraction of 31%. Though I was fighting to prevent my own maternal death, my will to live along with, the extensive care Dr.Suneet Kukreja & his support team I wouldn't be alive today. Heart disease is part of me and will be till the end, and though I still struggle with various symptoms, it is my utmost goal to bring awareness and prevention to this this killer.
For this year, my why has taken a transformational personal change. This years advocacy efforts are in dedicaation to my mother who passed in Febuary. Upon arrival to the ER, my mother went into cardiac arrest secondary to respiratory arrest post status epilepticus and induced intubation due to metabolic acidosis. She is is two-time stroke survivor and I champion this movement in her dedication. As a result of many years of caring for my mother, I knew I had go beyond the lens of a care-giver. And I did! My internal desire to know more and in advocacy for my own health and my mothers, I decided to enroll in EMT & Paramedic School. As result, my understanding has taken a broader holistic approach, I am now able to intervene, understand and render care more successfully.
Join me in supporting the American Heart Association!
I’m not just walking. I’m Heartwalking. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. 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!