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February 3rd is National Wear Red Day

Mark your calendar and don’t forget to wear red on Friday, February 3rd! Then, take a photo and post it to your social media. Let’s increase awareness of heart disease and stroke by making Orlando go red! Feel free to share your photo on our Love Your Heart Blog Facebook Page, too!

#OrlandoGoesRed

11 Days Left to Donate

Hello,
Most of us have been touched by heart attack or stroke, the—#1 and #5 killers in America. I’m no different.
Did you know that one person dies from heart disease every 39 seconds? And every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke. That’s one person too many when its within our power to turn these numbers around through medical research, public advocacy and health education.
I’m walking this year because I survived a massive heart attack (80% blockage in my widow maker) 2 years ago at age 38. 
That’s my why for walking. What’s your why for giving? Please visit my donation page now.
I’ve set my fundraising bar high because I’m confident that you’ll rise to the occasion. Because anyone can have a heart attack or stroke.
The gift you give today will help fund CPR training for millions of Americans, support research studies waiting for funding, develop heart-healthy nutrition programs and so much more.
I’m truly grateful for your support.
Sincerely, 

Kimby Jagnandan
Donate now

Greater Orlando Heart Walk 2016

Dear Friends, Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. 

You can help! 

Heart Walk brings more than a million people together in 300+ cities across America to take a stand against heart disease and funds projects like these: 

Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients. 

Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year —research is the key to saving babies’ lives. 

Getting life-saving information to those who need it most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices. 

Join the American Heart Association to build healthier lives. Make a donation here: http://igfn.us/vf/ORLANDO2016/KimbyJagnandan

Thanks for taking a moment to check it out!

Kimby

#IWalkForJAG

Heat Stroke 

It’s a hot one. Before you step outside, learn heat stroke symptoms, and call 911 when they are present.  
More on protecting your heart in the heat:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Protect-Your-Heart-in-the-Heat_UCM_423817_Article.jsp#.V1lVfbs
#weareheart #heartambassador #loveyourheartblog

Summertime Tips

“Just keep swimming!” – Dory  

Check out summertime tips for healthy kids: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/Healthy-Kids_UCM_304156_SubHomePage.jsp 

#WeAreHeart #HeartAmbassador #LoveYourHeartBlog

Heart Ambassador #WeAreHeart

I’m a heart ambassador for the Orange County chapter of the American Heart Association in California. Mostly, I post on my social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) but occasionally you will find a few posts on the blog like the one below that I wanted to share. Enjoy!! 

  
Prepare for the beautiful and warm weekend with heart-healthy #summer tips:

1.) Wear sunscreen

2.) Drink plenty of water

3.) Eat healthy food for fuel

4.) Ditch fast food

5.) Move! – Stay active

6.) Get plenty of rest

7.) Have fun

#WeAreHeart #heartambassador #AHAOC 

Kimby

Prevention.com Article

  
I was recently featured, alongside 9 other heart survivors, in the article “10 Ways Your Life Changes After A Heart Attack”, on the prevention.com website. What a fantastic spin on an article about heart disease. I really like how Kara Wahlgren captured everyone’s stories. 

10 Ways Your Life Changes After A Heart Attack
I’m #10, so you’ll have to scroll down to the end of the article, but please read the entire thing. It really is great!

  

You’re the Cure Guest Blog Post 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here because I’m still without Internet, which makes it difficult to create posts. But I’m excited to share with you my latest guest blog post on the You’re the Cure Florida’s Blog for American Heart Association!  They allowed me to share my story with them to reach even more people, thereby spreading the awareness of heart disease!  Please help increase this awareness that it can happen to anyone at anytime regardless of age, gender, or race by sharing this post with your friends and family. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this neverending journey of newfound positivity. 

You’re The Cure Guest Blog Post

My Journey with Heart Failure Video

I’m excited to share a video about my journey with heart failure, created by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. I was not compensated for my participation in this video. 
https://app.box.com/s/64vwlnlg9ow54dwb9wq9si1u4fa3prkt

 

Gotta Make Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day!!  When life throws you lemons, what do you do? I make lemonade!!

  
Recently, my story was published on this fantastic website, GottaMakeLemonade.com, started by Samantha Harris. Please check out my story and other stories of inspiration that they have published. 

A heart attack was my lemon. Advocacy is my lemonade. See how that works?! 

What is your lemon?