” Caring Heart”


A week ago: I attended the Heart Valve Disease Ambassador Training Summit which took place at the American Heart Association’s National Center located in Dallas Texas. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to become a member of the Ambassador team.

For additional information re; the newly established AHA/ASA Heart Valve Disease Program & Meet the Ambassador team plus review my pictures from the training summit , please click the link (s) below.
If you or someone you know have been affected by heart /stroke disease, please feel free to share the link below to receive information re: on-line support.
The Support Network: a community where patients and their caregivers can share their stories, receive & give support plus locate community resources through the American Heart Association.

My Journey With The American Heart Association; Part II




It was such a pleasure to  meet Nancy Brown: Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association during my visit at the  AHA  National Center/Dallas,Texas








I met a wonderful group of AMAZING AHA Staff members at the summit.


” Heart   Champions”









My Journey With The American Heart Association : Part II

I met with a representative from the American Heart Association( located in Marietta, Georgia) on May 17th, 2010  re:  volunteer opportunities to help encourage heart/stroke patients. I’ve travelled locally &  out of state : sharing my story of  triumph & healing; at American Heart Association’s National Center : Dallas, Texas : ( July  2015): recently selected: National  Volunteer  Ambassador in the  new AHA’s Heart Valve Disease Program; American Heart Association’s Lobby Day: Washington, D.C.( April  2013); You’re The Cure Advocate , Georgia State Capital , DeKalb County Board of Commission meeting, health fairs , churches, etc.

RE; American Heart Association’s  New Heart Valve Disease Program..

I look forward to learning & growing  with a wonderful group of ambassadors plus  connecting with patients & caregivers throughout our country/ worldwide: providing hope ,encouragement & community resources.

Please click the link to visit the heart valve website…


To receive free healthy heart resources…. review the link below.


I thank God for giving me the  strength & courage to use my gift of service.

Thanks for being  a part of my heart journey

Have a pleasant day


Sharing Community Information…

The  2015 Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place on Saturday, September 26: Centennial Olympic Park;

Registration is FREE: All ages are welcome to participate.


August 21, 2014; I became a member of the American Heart Association’s  wonderful  Support Network

To receive additional information, please click the link below


This entry was posted on July 22, 2015. 2 Comments

Close to My Heart

Recently my husband ,Victor & I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. I thank God for blessing me with a soul mate who provides unconditional love & support.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8New King James Version (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails

I look forward to creating more “special ‘ memories with my beautiful family & wonderful circle of friends.




Victor & Kim; Brainerd High Class of 1984

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?


Link to my donation page.


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……….


General statistics


  • 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



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,