Reflections: My Journey with the American Heart Association; May 17th, 2010

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I met with a  representative from the American Heart Association on May 17th, 2010  re: sharing my  story & volunteer opportunities to help encourage heart/stroke patients.I thank God for giving me the courage to breakdown the wall of denial,  accept what took place ( new valve in my heart which is mechanical & a pace maker) press through the low moments, maintain a positive outlook on life, focus on my blessings, advocate for the uninsured, promote heart awareness, raise funds to support medical research etc.

The fight against heart/stroke disease continues…

Thanks so much for caring.

Have a beautiful day

Kimberly

This entry was posted on May 17, 2015. 3 Comments

May: Health & Wellness Observances

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May: Health & Wellness Observances..
National Stroke Awareness Month
http://www.strokeassociation.org/…/American-Stroke-Month_UC…
National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America
www.aafa.org
Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
www.hdsa.org
Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
www.lupus.org
National Arthritis Month
Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org
National Osteoporosis Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
www.fitness.gov

Go Red For Women: Empowering The Community

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What does it mean to “ Go Red ?”

https://www.goredforwomen.org/get-involved/national-wear-red-day/what-it-means-to-go-red-for-women/

Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.

Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active and eat healthy.

Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education.

Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you & your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.

Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money.

Upcoming events…..

Go Red For Women Luncheon : May 15th ; Atlanta Marriot Marquis, Atlanta, Ga

www.atlantaheartwalk.org

28th Annual Metro Atlanta Heart Walk : September 26th: Centennial Olympic Park , Atlanta, GA

http://atlantagored.heart.org                                                                                                                                                                            

I encourage  everyone to visit the American Heart Association website : www.heart.org to receive healthy heart resources , for the entire family plus help raise heart awareness throughout  the year by ”Celebrating Wear Red Day;  Any Day”

The  2015 Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place on Saturday, September 26: Centennial Olympic Park; my 6th year participating in the event.

Link to my team page; Registration is FREE: All ages are welcome to participate.

http://metroatlantaheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1125675&lis=1&kntae1125675=9A7CBAA03EB74F0583183F73959BED04&supId=0&team=6251453&cj=Y

Thanks for your support

Have a great day

Kimberly

May Is American Stroke Month.

 

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The Nurses at Gwinnett Medical Center decorated the lovely collage  in honor of American Stroke Month

Please feel free to share the resources below with your family & friends…

http://powertoendstroke.org/

http://powertoendstroke.org/power-your-lifestyle.html

http://www.nba.com/pacers/paul-george-teams-american-stroke-association

http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/About-Stroke_UCM_308529_SubHomePage.jsp

http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/Life-After-Stroke_UCM_308546_SubHomePage.jsp

http://supportnetwork.heart.org/caregiver?utm_source=heart.org&utm_medium=side%20bar%20banner&utm_campaign=Caregiver%20Conditions%20Top%20Banner

 Have a great week

Kimberly

 

Promoting Heart Awareness …

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Sharing pictures from the Shiloh Gems and Eagle 7: Mother Daughter Tea Party which took place on Saturday, April 25th. I shared my story of survival &  healthy heart resources.  I’m so grateful for another opportunity to collect hearts for my collage project. 

Special Recognition to JeJuan Stewart, Founder and CEO of Eagle 7 ,  Jamilya McRae Mayo, MBA, Ed.S.: Shiloh High School, planning committee & volunteers. We also decorated shoeboxes  filled with toiletries items for the 10th Annual  United  Way’s Shoebox Project; supporting the homeless women & children in Atlanta, Georgia

 

This entry was posted on April 26, 2015. 2 Comments

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Re: My Visit to the Pace Maker Clinic on Wednesday, April 22nd..

Sharing GREAT news; God answered our prayers. All is well ( received normal reading for the device). Every couple of years the surgeons will place new batteries in the pace maker. At the present time my next surgery ( #4) is pending. Due to irreversible heart blockage; (which took place after my first surgery ( open-heart); I’m 100% dependent on the pace maker to help my heart function. I’m also 100% dependent on God to fill me with the strength EVERY DAY to help the community & create more wonderful memories with my loving husband ,adorable children, family & wonderful circle of friends. RE; my new heart valve ( which is mechanical); I also received a normal reading : January 2015 .   I look forward to seeing everyone on May 23rd at The Lona Gallery; Downtown Lawrenceville. : “ Make A Heart for Health Art Project” & September 26th; Metro Atlanta Heart Walk/Centennial Olympic Park.

Thanks for keeping me in your prayers.

Have a beautiful week

Kimberly

Photo Credit:

emoryrosephotography.com