Friday, August 29, 2014


 It is hard to believe it has been two years since my quadruple bypass surgery.  Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago, and sometimes it seems like just yesterday. I have made a lot of adjustments and changes in my life since surgery, and I am more certain than ever that I am a work in progress. I am thankful every day for my family, my friends and the many other blessings in my life. I am truly thankful to my heart surgeon and my cardiologist and the all nurses at Beaumont Hospital who helped me to become a survivor.
This is a picture of my dad, who died way too young (only 59) from hereditary heart disease.  I miss him every single day!  

I have become a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and am thrilled that I am well enough to participate in the American Heart Association walk this year. Hereditary heart disease runs in our family, and this is a cause that is very important and dear to our "hearts". I will be walking in Indianapolis, IN on September 13th, and I will be walking with a team that includes my son, my brother, my sisters, my nephews, and some very dear friends. Our team is called "The Beat Goes On" and we are walking to help support the AHA in finding a cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and it is time we changed that. Please visit my AHA walk page and show your support by leaving some encouraging words and/or a donation.


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