Tori Lane Kiser is a 17-year-old senior at Cabot High School in Cabot, Arkansas. She’s been involved with the advocacy work of the American Heart Association for three years and continues to commit her time and energy to community service with both the AHA and Special Olympics.
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In her own words:
“I first got involved with AHA in 2018 at the Go Red for Women’s Luncheon in Little Rock, listening to survivors tell their stories had me hooked and I knew at that moment I wanted to make a difference in others’ lives through advocacy work with the AHA. As an athlete we train hard, we eat healthy and spend a lot time preparing our mind and body for the game but what I starting noticing was fellow athletes becoming addicted to nicotine and destroying the strong heart and mind that they had been working so hard on. Most teenagers have no clue of the current and long-term effects nicotine has on their body. I joined the Tobacco Endgame campaign to be an advocate speaking to my fellow athletes and peers not only on the effects of tobacco use, but to lend a hand in getting them the help they need to quit.”