In 2019, Abigail (Abby) Davis was named the American Heart Association’s National Youth Advocate of the Year, an award she received at the annual Hero’s Awards Dinner in conjunction with You’re the Cure on the Hill Day in Washington, D.C.
hero_image_alt_text===A picture of Abby with a puppy.
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Abby has been involved with You’re the Cure for years, writing a blog shared over multiple states and enlisting other young people to join the AHA in the fight for longer, healthier lives. She has worked with the AHA to speak out on the country’s youth vaping epidemic, which has unfolded before her in high school in Little Rock and as a sophomore at the University of Arkansas.
In 2017, Davis’s grandfather, Gary Davis, lost his battle with heart disease. Volunteering had always been important to Davis, but the loss of “Pap” ignited a fire. “I miss him every day, but his memory lives on in me. He inspired me to work hard, educate others on the importance of keeping our hearts healthy, truly care for others, and live each day with a sense of purpose. I know that the work I am doing with the AHA is making my Pap so very proud, and everything I do is to honor his memory and make a difference in my community,” said Davis
This year, Abby started a video blog for the American Heart Association you won’t want to miss. Watch along to learn more about how you can get involved in the advocacy work of the AHA.
Check out the first two videos below and be sure to leave comments and likes!