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.
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.
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
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.