DURHAM, NC (WTVD) —
It’s the day hundreds placed on a pink gown or tie to point out help for women who’re heart illness survivors.
The focus of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women marketing campaign is to encourage all women to take their heart health significantly.
That’s precisely what 41-year-old Tiffany Gholston is doing. She was born with a heart murmur that brought on a sluggish heart fee and low power. She has no household historical past of heart illness and her physician stated she’d develop out of it as she received older.
Tiffany by no means grew out of it and acquired her first pacemaker at simply 20 years previous. She says it was a really nonintrusive surgical procedure – solely within the hospital for in the future.
Tiffany is now doing her half to remain wholesome by staying lively and consuming nicely, however she additionally stresses the significance of mindfulness.
“I meditate every morning. I’m very, very thankful for this life,” Tiffany says. “I understand I have a different way of life. I have much more energy. I’m married. I have a family now. You don’t take those things for granted”
Tiffany additionally provides again to the American Heart Association. She’s an lively member of the Circle of Red whose members work to unfold the phrase about heart health and the necessity for ongoing analysis.
“I’m out there spreading the word and trying to raise money for that research. That research helped me. It really helped save my life.”
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