marathon in Pennsylvania to qualify for The Boston Marathon 2016. My children had
been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for 6 years as a school fundraiser. About 30
minutes after waking up, I felt numbness in my hand and face. I also experienced
dizziness unlike what I had felt before. Within minutes my right leg was heavy and I
couldn’t lift it. I could not grasp my water bottle with my right hand and I had difficulty
speaking. Recognizing the signs of stroke from my kids during Jump Rope for heart, I
called 911 immediately! I was hospitalized for one week and an MRI confirmed that I
had suffered a stroke. The American Heart Association saved my life. I want to spread
the word of the importance of awareness. My story could be very different if I hadn’t
known the symptoms and sought help immediately! Stroke does not discriminate. Any
Tedys Team Boston Marathon 2016. I cannot wait to raise money in hopes of ending
heart disease and stroke.
A special thank you to Christine Petit of Le Petit Studio for taking photos of the Hoffman Go Red Gallery women. www.PetitPics.com
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.