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Monte Curnutt

Meet Incredible Indiana Advocate, Monte Curnutt

As a longtime volunteer-advocate, Monte Curnutt has helped secure key legislative successes around tobacco taxes, telephone-CPR, e-cigarette taxes, minority health initiatives and telehealth. to name just a few. 

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dennis mcmahan

I Never Expected the CPR Skills I Taught Others Would Go on to Save My Own Life

I've been a CPR and First Aid Instructor for more than 45 years, but never expected that the CPR skills I taught others would go on to save my own life.

 

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Veronica Tomor

Advocate Spotlight: Veronica Tomor

Stroke entered my world on July 10, 2018.

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father and son

2021 Stroke Caregiver Hero: Mark Matasic

The American Stroke Association recently honored stroke survivors, health care professionals and caregivers from across the country. We're excited to introduce Mark Matasic of Campbell, Ohio, as our 2021 Stroke Caregiver Award recipient.

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Agamroop Kaur

Advocate Spotlight: Agamroop Kaur

Moving from elementary school to middle school was a big jump for me. Feeling like a small fish in the big pond made everything new and intimidating. Though, I was especially confused at the prevalence of the thin rectangle-shaped products that I would soon find out to be Juul pods.

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Advocate Spotlight: Noah Rich

Youth advocates play a key role in advocacy. Noah Rich, an advocate and senior at Towson High School, has been a You’re the Cure advocate for three years, working on state issues, attending Federal Lobby Day with his friends, and speaking up about tobacco issues that were important to him. Noah has learned the power of stories. “When I first went to testify on Tobacco 21 legislation with a few other high schoolers 3 years ago, one piece of advice we got was to really use our stories: statistics and data are concrete, but stories and anecdotes are what make those facts matter.”

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A picture of Abby with a puppy.

Advocate Spotlight: Abby Davis

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.

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Nicole Murray

Nicole Murray, Stroke Survivor and Health Advocate

Meet Nicole Murray, stroke survivor, health advocate and one of the newest members of our Indiana AHA Advocacy Committee.

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Terry and Lesa Lewis

Some things in life are beyond our control. While we can take advantage of resources available to us, like eating nutritious foods, getting enough rest, and living an active lifestyle, changing fate is not within our grasp.  If you were to ask Terry Lewis and his wife, Lesa, if they agree, they will answer with a resounding “Yes!”
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Shannon Shumaker

Doing My Part for a Healthy Future

Advocacy gives me an opportunity to represent myself, my family, community, and profession. I’m doing my part to influence a healthy future for all those I love and to speak up on the issues that are important to health.   

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