Four hours into a nearly six-hour flight from Seattle to Mexico, Sara Metz felt overly anxious – far more than the usual jitters of a bride-to-be days before her wedding on a beach in Playa del Carmen.
Jodi Smith Lemacks
My third child, Joshua, was diagnosed with a Critical Congenital Birth Defect (CCHD) before birth. Born via C-section in June of 2003, he was immediately whisked away to the hospital next door for his first of three open heart surgeries, without me even getting a glimpse of him.
Advocate Spotlight: Marsha Waind
Access to Care is why
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Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman
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Advocate Spotlight: Rosalie Tristan
As we celebrate the 100th smoke-free city milestone in Texas, we're shining a spotlight on one of the advocates who helped make it happen. Rosalie Tristan is an advocate from Raymondville, Texas who has helped pass smoke-free ordinances in four cities. Supporting smoke-free indoor workplaces hits close to home for Rosalie who lost her daughter due to a brain aneurysm that lead to a stroke and was constantly exposed to secondhand smoke at her workplace.
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Luis, Rhode Island
Luis is a member of Young Voices. He spoke about the importance of PE at the American Heart Association's Youth Advocacy Day at the State House.
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In a moment, everything changed for Morgan
Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart disease can save your life.
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RiseVT - Working to Address Obesity with Hard Data
Organization Promotes Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.
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Meet CT Super Advocate Leigh Pechillo
Leigh Pechillo brings an extraordinary level of commitment and passion to her work as a volunteer for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
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Donna Montalto, Westchester, NY
Donna Montalto explains how her background in women’s health got her involved in the AHA.
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Joan Acevedo, Freehold, NJ
Meet Joan: cardiac arrest survivor and dedicated "You're the Cure" advocate.
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