I am fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation!
As many of you know it is a cause that is very close to “my heart”. After my brother remarkably survived a cardiac arrest, it was identified that I too had some sort of heart condition with the major symptom being significant arrhythmia (and not just when my husband walks into the room - ha, ha!). My genetic cardiologist and her electrophysiology colleague were determined to identify the cause of my “funky heart”.
I have nothing but high praise for the medical attention I have received. I have experienced first hand Heart and Stroke research dollars at work. After every test and procedure available was conducted, it was eventually identified that I have a mutated gene that predisposes me to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
My heart arrhythmia has been controlled with a beta blocker, and I was able to have my first internal loop recorder (ILR) removed when the 3-year battery life ended. Based on some recent tests, however, I have to get another ILR implant so my arrhythmia can be monitored more closely again. The good news is that in the few years that have passed since I had my last one removed, technological improvements have reduced the size of the ILR from USB size to a device much smaller and easier to implant! It is funding research that leads to such technological advancements and medical breakthroughs.
I would very much appreciate it if you would like to help me reach my fundraising goal of $1,500 for the 2018 Heart and Stroke campaign.
Thank you so much for your support.