I never imagined the toll heart disease would have on my life. I had a stroke in 2000, a heart attack in 2004 and was in complete heart failure in 2013. Medical advances have helped to keep me alive for years, but it was a heart transplant in 2017 that has given me new life. At age 45, I never thought that I would live to see my grandchildren graduate from elementary school, but now I look forward to seeing them graduate from college. And being able to do that with the love of my life, Patty, makes it even more special.
– Dennis Popp
The American Heart Association, Richmond is working with local partners to improve access to and consumption of healthy foods, catalyze efforts to improve social determinants of health and improve access to and quality of primary care in Greater Richmond. We are grateful for our volunteers and supporters who are a relentless force for longer, healthier lives for everyone in the Richmond area. Keeping hearts beating is what keeps our hearts pumping.