My reason for canvassing...my mom. It's just that simple. I lost my mom back on January 7, 2015. That was single handedly the worst day of my life. A massive heart attack took her away instantly - took her away from me, from my sister, from her husband, from her granddaughter, from her friends and from everyone whose lives she touched.
My mom will never get to meet my Dennis. She will never meet my puppy Gus. She will never see my niece graduate from high school. We won't get to watch cheesy '80s movies together or have our annual Oscar party. I will never get to have her meatloaf and scalloped potatoes again on my birthday. I can't pick up the phone on Sunday morning, sit on my deck with a coffee and catch up on the week. All I have now are memories and that's just not enough.
Early signs of an impending heart attack are missed in 78% of women - my mom was one of those. She had symptoms but was told but her doctor not to worry and she didn't want to make a fuss over the holidays but just 7 days after I kissed her goodbye at the airport she was gone.
Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated. Your support can help change that. And right now, your impact is doubled thanks to matching funds from Shoppers Drug Mart (on donations made online from Feb 1-28).
I miss my mom everyday and this is my way of honoring her memory - thank you for your support.