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Dr. Shon Chakrabarti

The You’re the Cure network is full of incredible advocates that invest their free time and energy with us to make a difference – in their local community and beyond.

Dr. Shon Chakrabarti is an interventional cardiologist and an advocate. He is a shining example of how one individual can make a big difference when they invest their passion with the American Heart Association. Dr. Chakrabarti is instrumental in changing policy and ensuring individuals receive high-quality cardiovascular care.

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Lauren Kearley

Our 2018-19 Louisiana Advocacy Committee is composed of individuals from across the state, who have a great interest in advocating for policy change for heart-health issues. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of our members. Today, we'd like you to meet Lauren Kearley of Baton Rouge.

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Beth Cruther - Kingston Springs, Tennessee

In 1988 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, She was 14 days late and I was in labor for 17 hours before the doctors decided to do an emergency C-section because the baby showed some signs of distress and Momma was too. The surgery went well, even though at one point I was desperately begging the anesthesiologist to listen to me, saying "I could not breathe”.  He ignored my pleas, so I figured it was only from the epidural/saddle block that I had received, and I thought all was fine.

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Ron Schnoor, Ocean Springs

Our 2018-19 Mississippi Advocacy Committee is composed of 9 individuals from across the state with different occupations, who have a great interest in advocating for policy change for heart-health issues. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of our members. Today, we'd like you to meet Ron Schnoor of Ocean Springs.

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You Are Our Why: Thank You!

You have been our inspiration and motivation in the fight for heart-healthy policy across the SouthWest Affiliate which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. While you may have joined the fight from your iPhone, computer, steps of the Capitol or Heart Walk, we are thankful for each and every one of you!

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Therese Cahill - Maine Advocate

Therese found new purpose after a health scare. Read her story.

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Katie Towle - Raising Awareness About Congenital Heart Defects

Cardiac Kids Go to the Ballpark.

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Matt Keene, A Cardiac Arrest Survivor, Advocates for AEDs in Public Schools

Matt survived a cardiac arrest while playing football due to the quick action of his coaches.

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Kathy McCarthy, Albany, New York

Albany's Communications Director talks about her role in advocacy work.

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Pichkatna, Rhode Island

Pichkatna is a member of Young Voices. She spoke about the importance of PE at the American Heart Association's Youth Advocacy Day at the State House.

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