On July 9, 2014, I suffered a stroke. I was as healthy as one could be, a triathlete and marathoner in the middle of training for my 5th marathon. When I arrived at hospital, I experienced first-hand how a hospital handles a stroke victim. It was remarkable to witness and I am happy to say I have made a complete recovery and 10 months later I completed that 5th marathon with a new personal record.
Your donations matter. Being part of You’re the Cure, matters. Your involvement helps save lives by encouraging hospitals to implement programs and protocols that help people like me get the care they need right away.
Not only do I work for the American Heart Association, I am proud to be a You’re the Cure Advocate. I know that the work the American Heart Association does in Washington D.C., Augusta, Maine and all across the country ensures that people like me have access to the to the tools they need to make their lives as happy and healthy as mine!
As you can imagine, the work we do here at the AHA is near and dear to my heart and I am able spread awareness not only as a staff member but as an advocate and survivor!