I am chairing this year's individual giving portion (Open Your Heart) for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Movement. We all know someone who has been impacted by heart disease, so please take a moment to review the symptoms, so you can educate others.(See details at bottom.)
This year, we are featuring a survivor named Mary Bateman. This is her story:
" I had my first open heart surgery at the age of 30 when my daughter was just 5 months old. I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect of my aorta after being rushed to the emergency room with dangerously high blood pressure and heart failure. Little did I know, this was the beginning of my life with heart disease. I am a registered nurse and a dedicated runner, heart disease was not in my plan. One year later I had a brain aneurysm repair related to my congenital heart defect. I had my second open heart surgery this past October for an additional repair of my aorta. I had unexpected complications with the last surgery, but continue to heal each day and run with a different perspective on life. I have realized that heart disease is a part of my life, but it does not define me."
Let's not let this affect anyone else....please join me in supporting this movement.
Thank you for your consideration...I know that there are many worthy causes to support so appreciate the impact you are making on this one.
If you would like to reach me directly please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional details on heart disease in women, you can go to http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ or click on the links below.