Empowering The Community

The 28th Annual Metro Atlanta Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, September 26th, 8:00am at Centennial Olympic Park. A day to celebrate the survivors, raise funds and promote healthy-heart living. Your gift will support medical research & save more lives.  All ages are welcome to participate.   Registration is FREE.
For more information : including : Why We Walk,   Heart Disease Statistics,  How Your Donation Can Make A Difference”   :please click the link (s) below

Why We Walk?

http://www.heartwalk.org/site/c.flKUIeOUIgJ8H/b.8967879/k.93A5/Why_We_Walk.htm

Link to my donation page.

http://metroatlantaheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1125675&lis=0&kntae1125675=C1B909DADEFE4581B57506949B532090&supid=296894039

Please feel free to mail in donations before the heart walk  ( September 26th)    to the address listed below.

American Heart Association Attn: Atlanta Heart Walk

Ref: Team Kimberly Goodloe

1101 Northchase Pkwy, Suite 1 Marietta, GA 30067

( check payable to the American Heart Association)

How Your Donation Can Make A  Difference……….

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/How-Your-Donation-Can-Make-a-Difference_UCM_316583_Article.jsp

General statistics

https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/statistics-at-a-glance/        

  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
  • Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
  • The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
  • While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
  • Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.

Praise Report! I recently receive additional donations for my heart walk team and I’m so grateful!

   Thanks for being apart of my heart journey.          

  Staying Connected with Kimberly:  “ Heart & Soul”                            

 http://kagoodloe.wix.com/heartandsoul  ( website)        

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2015. 1 Comment

Sharing words of encouragement..

Despite your current situation..  focus on the positive & never give up

I thank God for giving me strength every day, placing the desire in my heart to give back to the community &  blessing me with a beautiful family & amazing friends.

Thanks for being apart of my heart journey.

Have a lovely week

Kim

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This entry was posted on June 23, 2015. 6 Comments

Miracles Happen Everyday

 Five Years ago, I  traveled to the doctor’s office on  June 22nd  2010 (  in the afternoon) for a normal check-up  ( no symptoms at all)  & was told that one of the leads in the pace maker needed repair. I was in total shock  due to the fact that I’m 100% dependent on the pace maker to help my heart function. The following day, ( June 23rd  2010) ; my third surgery took place.  I thank God for giving the doctors wisdom to  identify the problem with the device. My fourth surgery will take place in the near future ( date is pending) ;  I’ll receive new batteries in the pace maker . Sharing words of encouragement to anyone facing health obstacles :  ” Keep praying, trusting  & believing:   Nothing is too hard for God” MY HEART JOURNEY ( timeline) February 12th, 2009; open-heart surgery  (received  new valve in my heart ; which is mechanical):February 16th, 2009: first pace maker surgery; June 23rd 2010;  second pace maker surgery    

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Sharing pictures from “The Family Food Festival “which took place at the Georgia Aquarium; amazing event,

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Sharing pictures from my wonderful visit to the ” Chick-fil-A   Backstage Home Office Tour:”  Atlanta , Ga.

Unexpected blessings continue to come my way & I give God all the honor & praise.

Please feel free to click the link to received additional about the tour.

https://tours.chick-fil-a.com/

Because I care….

               

Please feel free to share my story of survival with anyone facing health issues on a daily basis.

Have a pleasant day

Kimberly

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Photo Credit: emoryrosephotography.com

                                                                        

                                                    

    

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      Photo Credit : Adriana Sans Photography

 

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Photo Credit: http://www.takenbylalaphotography.com/

                                                                        MY JOURNEY

I was born with an abnormal heart valve. We were told a couple of years ago that I would need a replacement. Two weeks before my (first) surgery February 12, 2009, I experienced shortness of breath, I knew something didn’t feel right. I made an appointment with the doctor, a test was ordered, surgery date was scheduled, I contacted my family & friends and begin to pray & focus on what was getting ready to take place in my life. Blockage occurred after the first surgery, then I received a pace maker (second surgery), February 16th, 2009. Recently (June 23rd, 2010), after a regular check-up (pace maker reading) at the doctor’s office, my third surgery ( pace  maker revision) took place the following day.            

 

Before the procedure on Feb 12th, I contacted my family members, Pastor & Church Family, employer, co-workers, friends, neighbors, etc. My (strong) support system provided prayers, phone calls, flowers, books, beautiful cards, hospital visits, home visits, meals etc. It was important to provide support for my husband & children. We discussed the surgical procedure with our children. It was necessary to continue providing a secure & stable environment. The door is always open anytime for the kids to come to us with any questions or concerns. The valve replacement surgery was successful, then I developed blockage. The doctors notified my husband that I would need a pace maker to help my heart function. It was unplanned but necessary. The second procedure took place four days after the first procedure. We prayed with the Chaplain before the heart valve procedure. I also received visits from the Chaplains (by my request); throughout the time I was hospitalized: a total of eleven days. June 23rd, 2010, I returned to the hospital: outpatient surgery: pace maker revision.

 

 

My Faith in God, support from my husband, family, Pastor  & Church Family, medical staff, friends, neighbors, Radical Love Family, co-workers, employer, etc… continues to play a major role in the healing process. I know that God loves me & promised never to leave me alone. He helped me get through this time of testing. Jeremiah 30:17: “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord, because they called thee an Outcast saying, “This is Zion, who no man seeketh after.””

 

 

Acceptance is crucial during the recovery stage. Not living in denial, but accepting the daily challenges: occurring inside my body, coping with breathing issues on a daily basis, living with a pace maker, taking coumadin for the rest of my life, dealing with the discomfort in my chest. etc…….Where does my help come from? Believing & trusting God with my life. I know without a doubt that he is a healer. God is also loyal & faithful.  Psalm 107: 1 “O Give Thanks unto the Lord for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” My relationship with my husband is even stronger. We were married in 1993 and promised to love each other unconditionally. He continues to provide emotional, physical, mental & spiritual support. While I was recovering he helped the kids with their homework, made daily trips to the grocery store, irons the kid’s clothes, worked hard every day and spent quality time with me. I thank God for my soul mate.

 

When I returned home from the hospital, my son (age 10), quietly walked in my bedroom and prayed by my side every night.  It was very important for him to thank God for healing his mother. When my daughter, (age 7), saw the scar on my chest (incision from heart surgery), it made her very uncomfortable.  She thought I was in pain. I spoke to the school counselor about the issue. My daughter touched the scar & saw that I wasn’t in pain. I’m happy to say, my daughter is now comfortable with the scar. After my surgery, our children asked about the limitations, when I would be able to drive again, how did I feel overall etc. We continue to keep the lines of communication open in our home. It’s very important for our children to express their feelings. I continue to pray for my husband & children. We are determined to face any obstacles “together” with God’s guidance.

 

Through FAITH, FAMILY, & FRIENDS, I’m able to face each day & know within my heart that God continues to bless me & my family.   Everyday is a GIFT from God.

 

 

Mrs. Kimberly A. Goodloe

Digital Edition: http://himag-digi.heart.org/heartinsight/summer_2015#pg40

http://blog.heart.org/stories-heart-initially-reluctant-discuss-heart-repairs-shes-since-taken-story-capitol-hill/

June Health and Wellness Observances..

June 7

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

www.ncsdf.org

June 15 – 21 (ending with Father’s Day)

National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Network

www.menshealthweek.org

Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

National Great Outdoors Month

http://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/

CPR & AED AWARENESS WEEK : JUNE 1-7, 2015

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/CommunityTraining/%20CommunityPrograms/CPR-Week_UCM_427219_SubHomePage.jsp