American Heart Walk and Brothers and Sisters

In a few days I am participating in the Heart Walk – today mom sent us the map of the path we will take.  I noted the important things – like where along the route I can get a water bottle!

After today I won’t bring it up again, but here is the link if you are interested in making a donation to the American Heart Walk.  As you know, this cause is very near and dear to my, well, my heart!  There is no way to know when my brother contracted the infection that caused his heart failure; however, the information we were given as we went through the process was invaluable.  The money raised helps go towards education and research and every $25 donation helps!

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Kate’s Heart Walk Page

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a blog that Looking Inward with Lily wrote for me one a day that I was really struggling with the passing of my brother.  It’s beyond beautiful.  Brother and Sister.

P.S. I won’t bring up fundraising, but I plan to share pictures and stories from the walk itself! 🙂  Happy Wednesday Everyone!

American Heart Walk and A Mechanical Heart

As a reminder, I am doing fundraising for the American Heart Association as part of the Heart Walk in which my family is participating in memory of my brother, Lee.

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You can donate here: AHW Kate’s Page.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.  You can donate as little as $25 on line and I know times are tight; however, below is a link to when Lee got his mechanical heart.  Some of you who were with me during my journey have read this; however, now you can read it again with the perspective of all the good the American Heart Association can do!

For those that haven’t read it, you get to learn all about how a mechanical heart works!  Please read A Mechanical Heart here and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Again, thank you so much for your help, every donation helps.

In Memory of Lee: Heart Walk

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As most of you know, I lost my baby brother to heart disease earlier this year.  Most of you were there with me through this journey and I can’t thank you enough for for all of the support you gave me and for putting up with all of the medical terms I tossed your way!

My family and I are participating in the American Heart Association Heart Walk this year and our shirts have been modified to say that we are walking in memory of Lee.  Part of this is the fundraising effort.  The funds that are raised support projects that put up to the minute research into the doctors hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease; groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research as approximately 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year and research is the key to saving babies lives; and getting life-saving information to those who need it the most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.

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Little Lee – so strong!

I won’t single you out whether you donate or you choose not to.  This is a personal decision that only you can make – I am just here to give you the opportunity to participate and help if you want.

Donations can be made on-line for as little as $25.  I know that times are tough, but if you can see it in your heart to donate, I’d greatly appreciate it.  Please help me fund research so that no one else has to travel the path that I’ve been on.

For more information or to donate, please click here: AHA Kate’s Page.  Thank you in advance for your support, it is appreciated.

Last picture of Lee and I together.

Last picture of Lee and I together.

As always, if you missed out on the journey with me, you can go back and read the blogs – starting with my favorite one of all times: Then He Kissed the Back of My Hand