Sunday, September 1, 2013

We Need Cures Not Cuts!

I am a WomenHeart Champion and National Spokeswoman for women living and thriving with heart disease as well as a  You're the Cure Advocate and Hero for the American Heart Association. The one lesson I learned from my death (I flat-lined three times On July 1, 2002) is that each of us is just one tiny heart beat this side of eternity. One American dies every 40 seconds from a heart attack. We do not have 40 seconds to waste arguing about the political issues regarding health research. The photo below was taken in April, 2013 at the Health Rally in Washington, DC.

Left to Right: Janine Krolikowski, Joe Ann Burgett and Yuki Nicolette

“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect. - Nikki Giovanni quotes (African-American Poet, b.1943

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