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Advocate Spotlight: Tom Gould

My Family is Why!

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What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association?

Surviving a cardiac arrest in February 2016. My 16 year old son performed CPR on me until EMTs arrived at our home.

What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why?

Teaching others how to perform CPR and how to use an AED, especially to young people.

What is your favorite advocacy memory or experience so far and what made it great?

Meeting other advocates in Washington DC in June 2017. We lobbied members of Congress for heart healthy initiatives.

What is your favorite way to be active?

Walking the dog.

What is your favorite fruit or vegetable?

I love cherries!

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