Newsletter Advocate Stories
Tabitha Ellis, New York City
Tabitha Ellis was born with a hole in her heart. At two years old she had heart surgery and a valve replacement, and her scar is a constant reminder of how valuable and fragile life can be for all of us.
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Advocate Spotlight: Amy Walters
This month's Advocate Spotlight shines on Amy Walters. Amy has been a passionate You're the Cure advocate for several years, however, her leadership to implement CPR in schools has been instrumental in the success of this life-saving program. Recently, Amy shared with us where her passion for her volunteerism comes from and why this issue has been important in her advocacy work.
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Advocate Spotlight: Kirk Disrude
At 38 years old my wife was 20 weeks pregnant with our first son when she saved my life by reacting FAST. I had a ischemic stroke that turned my day to day functioning upside down.
Share Your Story: Sabrina Robinson
Meet Sabrina Robinson!
Volunteers Embark on a Road Trip with Heart!
Volunteer Spotlight: Layza Lopez-Love
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association. 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 Layza Lopez-Love as this month's volunteer extraordinaire
Share Your Story - Mark Ridder
Meet Mark Ridder!
New Yorkers Attend White House Briefing
Advocate Highlight - Turner Prewitt
Turner Prewitt was given the “gift of life” when he received his new heart in August of 2008. His firsthand experience with heart disease has led Turner to become a dedicated volunteer with the American Heart Association.
Advocate Spotlight: Cassandra Welch
Meet AHA Advocate, Cassandra Welch!