Tag Archives: American Heart Association

American Heart Association to host 2nd annual Little Heart Hero Day, Oct. 16th in Lewiston

When I was born in 1990 with two congenital heart defects (Transposition of the Great Arteries, as well as a ventricular septal defect), it wasn’t clear whether I would survive long enough to be writing this today. Though VSD was a common enough occurrence, TGA was a relatively unknown condition at the time, affecting only […]

Southern Maine Heart Walk raises awareness of cardiovascular disease, stroke

The road to the Southern Maine Heart Walk has been long and winding. And I give thanks every single day that I have been granted the opportunity to walk each step of that broken, blessed, beautiful path.

Survivors of heart disease, stroke gather to share stories

Imagine: here in this room full of survivors, all of us have tell-tale hearts. We long and love to share our stories. All you have to do is listen.

National Wear Red Day: Why one survivor Goes Red for Women

This Friday, February 5th, is National Wear Red Day. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Wear Red Day is part of the Go Red for Women initiative promoted by the American Heart Association. It always falls on the first Friday of February – which is, fittingly enough, Heart Health Awareness Month. The goal of Wear Red […]