Well, I turn 45 this week (on February 1st) and I have to say I'm a little shocked at how old this sounds and how quickly the years seem to have flown by! I've been reflecting on the past 45 years and remembering times shared with loved ones and also thinking about what the future has in store.
My Grammy Jewell died at a pretty young age from a heart attack; she was only 72.
I can barely remember the time before my Grammy Lund was living with the effects of a stroke. She was quite disabled, but that didn't stop us from being close friends up until she passed away the evening before my birthday 19 years ago; she was 91. All those years I wish she could have been cheering me on at sports, instead of being confined to her home. I also wish she could have been at my wedding.
Looking to the future, I would like to enjoy my grandkids! So, I'm trying to help the Heart and Stroke Foundation continue their awesome work: their research and education not only saves lives, but also helps to improve the quality of the lives of survivors and their families.
February is Heart Month and so I've chosen to help out by canvassing.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian women (and men too). I want to help change this; that’s why I’m canvassing to create more survivors.
All of the money I raise will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, where they’ll use it to develop life-saving treatments that bring hope to heart disease and stroke patients. In the last year alone, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has helped create 165,000 survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $1,000 by making a donation today.
It's only with your help that we can continue to fund this vital research, and return more survivors home to their loved ones.
Thank you so much for your support. Love, Kelly