Lyndsey Albright Saves her Boyfriend’s Life with Telephone CPR
On Sept. 3, 2016, after a night of visiting friends, Mike Miller and his girlfriend of 11 years returned to the home they had moved into four days earlier. Just after 11 p.m., the two sat down on their couch, and that’s when Miller began acting strange. First, he told his girlfriend, Lyndsey Albright, that he felt tired. Then he took off his glasses and began crushing them in his hand. Believing he was having a seizure, Albright called 911. At that point he was no longer breathing, and she was instructed to begin CPR.
Move More Month Volunteers at the Colorado Capitol
This month two State Advocacy Committee volunteers went to the Colorado State Capitol to encourage legislators and their staff to participate and to encourage their own communities to in being more active.
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Advocate spotlight: Kristine Brockhagen
This month, we are featuring a guest blog written by Kristine Brockhagen, a State Advocacy Committee member in Texas who has been volunteering with the American Heart Association since 1981! Here's her story in her own words:
When I was just 18 years old, my mother announced that she had signed up both me and my twin sister to learn CPR. She said it was an important skill to learn and it could possibly save someone someday. As I grew up, I continued to keep my CPR certification current each year. Little did I know that when I was 41 years old, I would use it on the love of my life.
Advocate Spotlight: Matthew Bulfer
We are excited to shine a light on an American Heart Association advocate that has a real passion for the mission of our organization. We are pleased to introduce to you our newest Denver Grassroots Action Team member, Matthew Bulfer.
We are excited to shine a light on an American Heart Association advocate that has a real passion for the mission of our organization. We are pleased to introduce you to Karla Gomez-Meyer. Karla helped run the You're the Cure booth at the 2017 Denver Go Red For Women Luncheon and again at Denver's Save-a-life CPR event this December.
Advocate Spotlight: Jammie Garcia
This month, we're spotlighting Denver Grassroots Action Team member Jammie Garcia. Jammie got involve because her dad is a heart survivor. We hope you enjoy learning more about Jammie and her advocacy efforts with the AHA!
Advocate Spotlight: Karly Christensen
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association and the work that we do. We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change. We are pleased to spotlight a volunteer that has passion for the health of Coloradans. Please meet Karly Christensen.
Advocate Spotlight: Kevin Kempton
Please meet our new American Heart Association volunteer and Grassroots Action Team member, Kevin Kempton.
You're the Cure on the Hill 2017: A Colorado Perspective
At the end of June, more than 330 American Heart Association volunteers and staff from 46 states, including Colorado, traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal research support and key legislation that will benefit Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The advocates urged their members of Congress to prioritize National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for heart and stroke research and to support bills that would expand access to stroke telemedicine (telestroke) and cardiac rehabilitation. They also encouraged their lawmakers to oppose the American Health Care Act or any Senate substitute that reduces access to affordable and adequate health care coverage.
Advocate Spotlight: Lindsey Wright, An Advocate with Fire in Her Heart!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association and the work that we do. We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change. We are pleased to spotlight a volunteer that has fire in her heart for the mission of the AHA. Please meet Lindsey Wright, Mrs. Arkansas International 2017.