I am fundraising for Heart and Stroke research!
I am going to run/walk/complete the10k Vancouver Sun Run April 19, with family and friends. This is a celebration of becoming 60 and being alive!
My heart and stroke story began 12 years ago when I had a stroke which uncovered two previous strokes that had gone unrecognized. A congenital heart defect was determined as the cause, and fixed with an implant placed though my leg vein. 16 months ago the implant went very wrong and I had sudden open heart surgery to remove it and repair my heart.
What is notable is for years I went to the doctors with symptoms, had tests, went to ER, but was told I was okay. Like others I feel that "women are under-diagnosed and under-researched." However we can’t expect doctors to recognize women’s symptoms, until the research does.
Please help the research by making a donation. Thank you.
I started a fundraiser to help Heart & Stroke fund the next research breakthrough. The donations I raise will support initiatives in my community that promote health, save lives, and enhance recovery.
Please donate and cheer me on today!