I never thought that I would be a 31 year-old widow maker heart attack survivor, but I am. I was a healthy teacher, doctoral student and half marathon runner.
I loved yoga, healthy eating and staying active. With no warning signs or risk factors, I found myself getting a stent after a 99% blockage in my mid LAD. The doctors told me if it wasn’t for my healthy lifestyle I might not be alive today. If I can have a heart attack, anyone can.
You’re the Cure is important because promoting heart health will help save the lives of our loved ones and possibly ourselves. Education and advocacy give us the ability to empower others with crucial information about heart disease and stroke, providing legislators with fuel to create heart-healthy legislation. Let’s create a movement and spread the message of survival and prevention.
(Article originally published in 2016)