This month, we want to take time to share more with you about one of our amazing advocates, Christa Coleman. Christa's daughter, Adyson, is a congenital heart survivor, and inspires Christa every day to Advocate for Heart.
1. Christa, what do you do and where are you from?
I am a homemaker, born and raised in Hope, Arkansas.
2. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Top Gun.
3. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I have free time I like to do arts and crafts. I'm fairly good at painting and find it very relaxing.
4. Do you have any pets?
I have two outside cats that are 8 years old. Their names are Dora and Sugar Pie.
5. Do you have kids?
I have two kids. Adyson is 7 years old and Aiden is 2 years old.
6. Who is your role model/hero?
My role model/hero is Adyson Coleman, my daughter. She is a heart survivor and has overcome so many obstacles in her 7 years of life. She is a true fighter.
7. What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievements are both of my children. I pray that we raise them to be good people, who are kind and compassionate to everyone.
8. If you could have dinner with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
I would want to have dinner with Princess Diana. Her charity work is something I admire. I feel she was a very graceful and kind person who had a lot more to offer this world.
I would also like to have dinner with President Dwight Eisenhower. I would love to discuss with him the current interstate system and if he ever imagined that his vision would grow to be what it is today. Interestingly, my grandfather's family is related to Eisenhower's and I would love to know if we are related somehow.
9. What is your favorite American Heart Association event?
My favorite AHA event is the Central Arkansas Heart Walk. You get exercise, raise money for a wonderful cause, and meet so many people who understand what you have been through.
10. Why is advocating for Heart important to you?
Advocating with the American Heart Association is important to me because I want to help educate others. I want to help find cures. I want to support those that have been in our situation or face a similar situation. I want to be my daughter's biggest supporter and to share her story of hope.
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