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{Go Red} Barbara Ann Is Why I Go Red

In 1987 my mama met Barb on the night shift at the Seminary Home and they became fast friends. Barb supported my mama during my childhood illness, lifted her up and gave her hope that my surgery would go well. Barb was rooting for me. Barb followed my mama to Rem Park Heights, together they … Continue reading

{Go Red For Women} When A Doctor Fails

We have talked about the statistics. We talked about the warning signs and about what to do when someone is having a stroke. What we have yet to talk about is that sometimes doctors fail. On October 14, 2009 I went to the Alina clinic in Woodbury for my yearly exam and birth control prescription … Continue reading

{Go Red For Women} A Thriving Survivor #IsWhy

I have no problem walking into the capital building and speaking to legislators. Send me to D.C. and I will spread the message to congress that research is the key to a healthy tomorrow. Speaking to strangers, is no big deal. I love talking to folks about heart healthy policies and the importance of medical … Continue reading

{Hearts On 22} Scales Are For The Birds

I have never been one to follow the crowd or listen to critics. I rather stay in the woods and join the teddy bear picnic. Society tells me I am fat and that I should change. Change, means losing weight and striving to be there kind of beautiful. There kind of beautiful is not my … Continue reading

{Go Red} The Story of A Woman’s Heart Is Why

When people find out that I had a stroke, they look at me like I have an infinite amount of wisdom. Wisdom, Ha I am only 32 years wise and there are things I will never begin to understand. I, I am just a small town girl who had a stroke and some how I … Continue reading

{2014} Life Lessons with a Hint of Glitter

2014 was one crazy beautiful disastrous year and all I have to show for it is a really cool neck scar. I’ve been telling people I got my scar in a bar fight, sadly no one believes me. I need to practice my stick in the shower and then just maybe someone will believe my … Continue reading

{Divorced Life} Emotions In My Pocket

The above quote has kept me going on my toughest days. At the end of the day we are all just little nuts trying to hold our ground. What we do with that ground is what matters. What matters is that we hold steady in the winds of change and stay true to who we … Continue reading

{Hearts On 22} Five Borrowed Years

I honestly cannot believe that it’s been five years. It seems just like yesterday when I set out to work oblivious to what this day would hold. I still remember what I wore and that I was upset because I forgot to buy creamer the night before. It was a free jeans day and I … Continue reading

{MN Heart Walk 2014} Why Will YOU Walk?

This Saturday thousands will descend on Target Filed, not for a Twins Game, but to walk for a purpose. To walk in memory of a loved one, in honor of a survivor, for themselves, and to show their support for others. They will walk on behalf of the American Heart Association to raise awareness and … Continue reading

{Hearts on 22} Why I Go RED

On October 14, 2009 I had my annual check up and birth control renewal appointment. My Doctor asked me if I had any concerns. I said yes. “Yes I do, I have this incredible pain in my leg and it won’t go away. My leg is deep red in spots and I am having head … Continue reading

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

The many forms of Muppet like dog sleep There ain't gonna be no blizzard! Blizzard can't handle the dragon hat! Keeping mama's spot warm! The un-Muppet like dog sleeps in uptown tonight While mama isn't looking I drink out of her cup! She will never know I bring my own reading materials.

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