“There is Always Hope”

 

In August of 2014, I became a member of the Support Network. I’m grateful for the valuable resources available to help patients like me, cope with the recovery process.

“The Support Network is an online support community dedicated to those who have experienced a heart event, heart disease, stroke or congenital heart defect as a survivor or caregiver.”

To receive additional information , please visit: https://supportnetwork.heart.org.

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I am a proud member of the American Heart Association’s Heart Valve Ambassador Team.

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“As ambassadors, we are leaders in the patient community and work directly with the AHA to raise awareness about heart valve disease resources for patients. We reach out to the patient community – both online, through the Support Network, and at in-person events – to offer support and direct patients to resources that are available through the AHA. We spend a lot of time interacting with patients on the Support Network.”

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Promoting The Support Network throughout the Community…

 

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“One Grateful Heart”

 

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Thanks Auveed Bagheri Cawthon and the Gwinnett Citizen Community Newspaper Family for all of your support.

https://gwinnettcitizen.com/

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The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place at the  Georgia World Congress Center– Yellow Lot Saturday, September 23, 2017 :  (my 8th heart walk)

A special day to celebrate every family affected by heart and stroke disease, promote healthy heart living and raise funds to support medical research and help save more lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke

Registration is Free.  All ages are welcome to participate.

To register for the event or to make a donation visit  my team Page ( please click the link below)

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2411&pg=personal&px=2046637

How your donation can make a difference…..

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

 

To follow my story of survival from heart valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries  visit:

https://4wedobelieve.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/empowering-the-community-4/

 

 

       General statistics

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

  • Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.
  • An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
  • Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men.
  • 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education
  • Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack.
  • The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.
  • Women who are involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives.
  • When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved.

 

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Back to School: Healthy For Good

Sharing healthy heart resources for the entire family.

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https://healthyforgood.heart.org/

 

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/add-color/articles/healthy-snacking

 

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/add-color/articles/healthy-post-play-snacks

 

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/add-color/articles/how-to-eat-more-fruits-and-vegetables

 

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/Eat-smart/Articles/Daily-Tips-to-Help-Your-Family-Eat-Better

 

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/HowtoMakeaHealthyHome/Healthy-Foods-Under-1-Per-Serving_UCM_303809_Article.jsp#.WYHB-LpFxpg

 

 

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For additional information, please click the link below

https://supportnetwork.heart.org/

 

 

 

 

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The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place at the  Georgia World Congress Center– Yellow Lot Saturday, September 23, 2017 :  (my 8th heart walk)
A special day to celebrate every family affected by heart and stroke disease, promote healthy heart living and raise funds to support medical research and help save more lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke
Registration is Free.  All ages are welcome to participate.
To register for the event or to make a donation visit  my team Page ( please click the link below)
http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2411&pg=personal&px=2046637
How your donation can make a difference…..
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/How-Your-Donation-Can-Make-a-Difference_UCM_316583_Article.jsp#.WVZGuIWcFpg

To follow my story of survival from heart valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries  visit:
https://4wedobelieve.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/empowering-the-community-

Thanks so much for supporting the fight against heart and stroke disease.

 

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July is Fibroid Awareness Month

 

 A Celebration of Independence from Fibroids for Life

took place on Monday, July 24th 2017 at Terminus 330. 

 

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Sharing my Journey of The Heart with  Cynthia Bailey

CEO The Bailey Agency., Cynthia Bailey Eyewear. Cargo By CB.

American Model, Reality Television Star and Actress

 

 

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I’m grateful for another opportunity to promote awareness

throughout the community.

 

 

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Promoting awareness with Fox 5 News Weekend Anchor: Deidra Dukes

 

 

 

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OB/GYN Dr. Thomas ‘Ken” Taylor,  Cynthia Bailey and John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR .

 

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Atlanta Intervention Institute

http://atlii.com/

 

 

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The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc.

http://cbww.org

 

 

What are fibroids?

For additional information, please click the link below…….

http://www.gotfibroids.com/uterine-fibroids/what-are-fibroids-.aspx

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Sharing my upcoming events..

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The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place at the  Georgia World Congress Center– Yellow Lot  on  Saturday, September 23, 2017 .
A special day to celebrate every family affected by heart and stroke disease, promote healthy heart living and raise funds to support medical research and help save more lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke
Registration is Free.  All ages are welcome to participate.
To register for the event or to make a donation visit  my team Page

( please click the link below)
http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2411&pg=personal&px=2046637

How your donation can make a difference…..
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/How-Your-Donation-Can-Make-a-Difference_UCM_316583_Article.jsp#.WVZGuIWcFpg

To follow my story of survival from heart valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries  visit:
https://4wedobelieve.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/empowering-the-community-4/


Thanks for supporting the fight against heart and stroke disease.

 

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Share From Heart

I met with a  representative from the American Heart Association  (May, 2010)  re: sharing my  story & volunteer opportunities with the organization. I completed the (volunteer) application and my journey began :helping patients cope with the recovery process.

Two years ago,(July 2015),  I traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend the two day training at the American Heart Association’s National Center for the newly established Heart Valve Ambassador Program. I  count it an honor to join a wonderful group of National Volunteer  Ambassadors, committed to making a difference in the community.

I ‘m grateful for the kind words and encouragement, I continue to receive from my family, friends,  American Heart Association management and staff : in Atlanta, Washington D.C.  and National Headquarters  located in Dallas, Texas: Heart Valve Ambassadors, and Edwards Lifesciences Foundation ,national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Valvular Disease Education Center and Ambassador Program.

To receive additional information about the  Heart Valve Ambassador Program and Support Network, please visit…

https://supportnetwork.heart.org/

https://supportnetwork.heart.org/#registration

http://gwinnettcitizen.com/gc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2122&catid=29&Itemid=136

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/HeartValveProblemsandDisease/Heart-Valve-Problems-and-Disease_UCM_450280_SubHomePage.jsp

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Meet the Heart Valve Ambassadors

https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/HeartValveProblemsandDisease/Heart-Valve-Disease-Personal-Stories_UCM_467172_Article.jsp

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Promoting The  Heart Valve Disease Program and Support Network throughout the Community……..

 

 

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The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place at the  Georgia World Congress Center– Yellow Lot Saturday, September 23, 2017 :  (my 8th heart walk)

A special day to celebrate every family affected by heart and stroke disease, promote healthy heart living and raise funds to support medical research and help save more lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke

Registration is Free.  All ages are welcome to participate.

To register for the event or to make a donation visit  my team Page ( please click the link below)

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2411&pg=personal&px=2046637

How your donation can make a difference…..

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

 

To follow my story of survival from heart valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries  visit:

https://4wedobelieve.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/empowering-the-community-4/

 

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Promoting Awareness

I shared healthy heart resources at “Southern Luncheons : Tips & Tea” which took place in Douglasville, Ga on July 15th, 2017.

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Re: Southern Luncheons

Thank  founder,  Ann Danner, for sharing words of wisdom at the luncheon.

For additional please click the link below….

https://www.southernluncheons.com/

 

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Red pantsuit and dress  designed by Daphania Adams

“Walking is Why”

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The Metro Atlanta Heart Walk  will take place at the  Georgia World Congress Center– Yellow Lot  on  Saturday, September 23, 2017 .
A special day to celebrate every family affected by heart and stroke disease, promote healthy heart living and raise funds to support medical research and help save more lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke
Registration is Free.  All ages are welcome to participate.
To register for the event or to make a donation visit  my team Page

( please click the link below)
http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2411&pg=personal&px=2046637

How your donation can make a difference…..
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/How-Your-Donation-Can-Make-a-Difference_UCM_316583_Article.jsp#.WVZGuIWcFpg

To follow my story of survival from heart valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries  visit:
https://4wedobelieve.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/empowering-the-community-4/
Thanks for supporting the fight against heart and stroke disease.