A Story from the Heart: Anne and Cade Lindsey, Kentucky
The heart. It is our life force. The rhythmic pulse with which our bodies are oxygenated and cleansed.
Charlotte and Rachel Richey, Kentucky
On May 28, 2015, four-year-old Charlotte was diagnosed with an electrical heart condition called Catecholarminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPMVT). The diagnosis came after she had two incidents in which she lost consciousness and had to have CPR performed to save her life.
My Stroke Hero, by Sherry Pickett
My Stroke Hero is my son, Matthew Pickett. Matthew was born on June 2, 1999, and within 24 hours, he coded. Also during that time, he had stroke. Unfortunately, the cardiologist had to wait days for the bleeding to stop in order to do his first open heart surgery.
Felicia Guerrero, Ohio
As an active You’re the Cure Advocate and Physician Outreach and Marketing Liaison for the University of Toledo, Felicia Guerrero is no stranger to speaking up for improved health for Ohio’s kids and communities. So, it was no surprise that Felicia jumped at the chance to deliver “lunch” (a lunch bag of puzzle pieces representing healthy school meals) to both U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur’s and U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s offices in support of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Advocates Deliver "Lunch" and a Message
Cinny Kittle, West Virginia
To our You're the Cure advocates, August means Congressional Recess and an opportunity to meet with lawmakers face-to-face. In West Virginia, that often means Cinny Kittle (far right) will be busier than usual speaking out for improved health.
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We Did It! Passionate PA Advocates Help Newborn Pulse Ox Bill Cross the Finish Line
In Pennsylvania, an April "Pulse Ox" Advocacy Day, with dozens of advocates in attendance, proved successful in getting HB 1420, which had been passed by House many months earlier, moving in the Senate. And, when the bill passed the Senate but got caught up in an unrelated political battle in the House just before the Legislature was to recess for the summer, Government Relations Director, Jennifer Ebersole, reached out to advocates on a Saturday afternoon. These outstanding You're the Cure volunteers made certain legislators heard their voices throughout the remainder of the weekend, getting the bill on the agenda by Monday morning and through its final step in the House by Monday evening.