Cherise A Williams
Fundraising Progress $150
Fundraising Goal $2,500
I Walk to Save Lives!
Why I Walk
Hello, my name is Cherise A. Williams. I am here for a divine purpose.
"I come as one, but I stand as 10,000." ~ Maya Angelou
I am determined. I am not backing up! I am resilient. I will never give up!
When an uncommon occurrence spontaneously happened in my life. I was healthy with few or no risk factors of ailments.
I remember Wednesday, February 20, 2019, like it was yesterday. I was sitting at the kitchen table writing. I spoke to my mom 18 times on the same day. Later that evening, after I got out of the shower the unthinkable happened. I was not feeling well. I called my youngest son Malik to come rub my back for 15 minutes. I did not know what was happening to me. I was having severe pain under my left shoulder blade. The pain would not go away. I took a pain pill, but I vomited the pain pill up. A still tone voice spoke to me and told me to tell Malik to call 911 and his grandmother.
By the time we reached HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, my mental status was unresponsive. You can't even imagine. I was rapidly worsening. I had no breath. No rhythm. No sound. Just lying lifeless. I was unaware my heart was balding up like a fist. My descending and diagonal arteries were breaking. The quicker they broke; they sealed up on their own quickly. When this gloomy forecast happened, according to Dr. Shadani Abdul, a cardiologist I died suddenly for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Dr. Shadani Abdul, a cardiologist who came to the ER told the care team my health status was unstable and questionable. The nurse contacted my husband and asked him to come to the hospital. Dwaine was dropped off at the hospital. When he was in the waiting room, Dr. Shadani Abdul entered and asked Dwaine a question. Do you want us to work on your wife or let her go? After being resuscitated, the decision was made by Dr. Shadani Abdul, cardiologist to code ice and admit me to the ICU.
Medically speaking, Dr. Shadani Abdul, cardiologist did not think I would make it through the night. The Creator of Truth touched the fruit of my lips and gave me new life. The doctors did not know if I would be brain-dead, disabled, or able to talk or walk. The doctors asked a question. Who do you know?
What were you doing at the age of 13? My son Malik witnessed the crisis with me firsthand when we were at home. I am grateful to my son Malik for moving quickly.
It's Your Turn
As a survivor of a massive heart attack, I have joined forces with the American Heart Association and Nova Southeastern University, which is an act of self-care, love, and courage to help bring awareness to heart health. I made this choice for my sons, the children I mentor, family, friends, and global communities.
Some people walk in the rain. I committed to walking and raising lifesaving dollars to keep children and human hearts beating.
Cherise A. Williams Heart Walk Campaign is looking for a few amazing men and women to join us in the 2024 Broward Heart Walk. The Heart Walk brings us together globally. It creates an environment that’s fun and inviting for our entire family. I would like you to grab a friend or two and come out and support us.
Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Heart disease is the number one killer of men, and women in the globe. We know countless people who have died of heart disease and stroke in some way. We must change that. I would like for you to do one favor to save a life. Share this excerpt with a friend or two.
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Your donation will fund groundbreaking research that literally keeps children's and women's hearts beating. This act of kindness helps people have longer, healthier lives.
You get back something priceless - a healthier, wealthier, and happier YOU!
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Cherise A. Williams, Massive Heart Attack Survivor
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