Friday was National Wear Red Day for women's heart health. This is a cause that is very near and dear to me.
The Girlies and I were proud to wear red.
We wore red for: My maternal Grandmother who passed away when she was 38. My Mom who passed away when she was 52. My Sister and her remarkable story. My Aunt who just celebrated 8 years since her heart transplant. My Aunt who died in the recovery room after surgery to repair a hole in her heart.
None of these women suffered from “typical” heart disease, but that doesn’t mean heart related issues haven’t affected our family. The first time I went to a cardiologist he looked at me like I was crazy to come and see him when I was so young, until he heard my family history. And that isn’t even taking into account my Dad’s side of the family.
When David’s sister Jules came over on Friday night she and Miss T were in red also. It made me happy!
I know I want my heart to be healthy so I can be around for a long time!
Our Hearts. Our Choice.
Speak Up to save lives at GoRedForWomen.org.
On a less serious note, I love the shirts I found for the Girlies for this day. They couldn’t have been more perfect. Red with a pink sequined heart and a steal at $4. Gotta love Target and their Valentine’s Day clothes.