The Lawmakers are In
Legislative sessions are in across the Mid-Atlantic (MAA) and your advocate voices are making a difference on important health issues.
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Deb Wells is no stranger to adversity, considering her long personal history with stroke and heart disease. A self-proclaimed "Type A workaholic, " Deb was caught by surprise when she suffered a stroke while on a business trip with her husband in Maui in 1998. Seven years following the stroke, she was finally diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome, and has since had two pacemakers implanted. Deb Wells is grateful every day to be alive and shares her personal story often as a You’re the Cure advocate. Today, however, Wells has another story to share. This time her family's.
DC Calls It Quits Week Causes a Stir
It was an exciting morning in the District on September 20, as AHA, partner organizations, and other supporters of the DC Tobacco Free Coalition gathered at the DC Council to attend a ceremonial resolution presentation declaring the week, “DC Calls It Quits Week” in the District of Columbia.
Legislative Session Update
Now that we’ve made it to July, here’s a brief recap of some of our recent successes this legislative session: