American Heart Association's
Go Red For Women's Movement

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I had the opportunity in 2019 to be come a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association. I was born with a severe congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Throughout the course of my life I have undergone 8 major open-heart surgeries. In the CHD world, I, along with many others, are referred to as Heart Warriors. Together we battle for technology. Together we battle for advancement, and time. Together we battle for life. I understand the impact that heart disease can have on an individual, and on a family. My father died of a heart attack at the young age of 38 and I have managed heart disease my entire life. Heart disease can affect everyone and it is my mission to provide resources and education to others so that together we can live a more heart-healthy lifestyle.

Heart Disease Can Affect Anyone

This is one of the many reasons awareness and funding are so important to me

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If you would like to get involved in the fight against heart disease, or for more information, please check out the American Heart Association at the links below. 

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Little Heart Hero Day:
Honored to have spoken at Little Heart Hero Day. Little Heart Hero Day is an annual event that the American Heart Association hosts for children with CHD. 

Video: WABI TV5

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American Heart Association Support Network
 

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There is still so much to do to help CHD

According to the CDC 48,000 children are born each year in the US with a Congenital Heart Defect. While we have made great gains, we must continue to advocate for CHD research and funding until that number is zero.