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Then quietly, almost in a whisper, I hear a younger woman’s voice say, “I thought I was protected during my child-bearing years, so I figured I’d stop smoking when I turned 40.” Somehow, the small voice sounds familiar, and silently I pray it’s not one of my daughters. Then I see the girl, and she’s the same age as my oldest daughter. This lovely young woman clears her throat and tells me, “I miss my children so much. My little girl is only 5, and my baby boy just turned 3. Please tell everyone that heart disease doesn’t care what we wear, or what age we are. Tell them now.”
Half a million women, I think to myself, half a million deaths each year that might have been prevented. And I gain renewed strength from knowing that my story can make it possible for wives to remain with their husbands, mothers with their young children, and their children’s children.
Last Mother’s Day was also during National Women’s Health Week.
I’m asking everyone who reads this email to click the link below and buy the book “SURVIVING”.
This book puts a face to women’s biggest killer: mine. I am your neighbor, your sister, your co-worker, the woman next to you panting on the treadmill—and yes, that’s me you see Saturday morning at the grocery store. I am not a doctor, and this book isn’t a medical guide, nor is it another book filled only with facts, figures, and data. It’s an honest story by someone who has lived through the trials of life and matters of the heart. Women relate to women, especially a woman who shares what’s happening deep within her chest. Once you see my heart, your own heart will become clearer.
There isn’t a person alive that won’t benefit from this quick read!