About 13 yrs ago my dad suffered a Stroke while driving down the highway. He had no idea what was happening but he knew he had to get help as soon as possible. Seeing him go through this was hard because we knew nothing about what caused a Stroke or even how to take care of a Stroke victim. After doing some research I found that I too can be affected by Stroke and/or Heart Disease through genetics. Not only can it affect me but my family as well.

We are affected by Heart Attacks and Strokes directly and/or indirectly more often than you think. You, a family member or someone you know could be affected by Heart Disease, Heart Attacks or Strokes without even a warning. But knowing the signs and symptoms is so important and it can save your life. When I began competing for Mrs. Oklahoma International and I started working and advocating for the Go Red For Women Campaign and the American Heart Association, I became very familiar with the signs and symptoms of Heart Attacks and Stroke. Learning the signs and symptoms I believe with all my heart helped save my husbands life. At the young age of 39, he was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. This came as a HUGE surprise to us since he is otherwise very healthy and very active. But by listening to his body and recognizing the signs, we were able to get Chuck the help he needed and just in time.

As Mrs. Oklahoma International I am very honored and super excited to travel and to speak on living a heart healthy lifestyle and what we can do to prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Making changes isn't always easy and can sometimes be overwhelming but I'm here to help you make choices that can get you on track to a heart healthy lifestyle. Chuck and I know first hand the importance of knowing your body, knowing what your specific needs are and meeting them. 

If you are interested in having me come to your special event to share Chuck's story and to speak on Heart Health please feel free to message me by email. (See Contact Page) I would love to come and be a part of your event. It is never too late to start living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle. Do it for you! Do it for your family! It is worth it!

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