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{NuvaRing} Living In A Beautiful Disaster 

Ladies, from my heart to yours I can tell you that no amount of money is ever going to make us whole, it will not undo the harm, and it will not turn back time. I never went into this lawsuit for the money, I I wanted to make a difference and I did. I … Continue reading

{Heart Walk} Family Is Why I Walk 

   Will you join us in the fight against heart disease? My father survived congestive heart failure when he was 50 and at 26 I had a stroke, at 31 I found out I was destined to follow in his footsteps.  My stroke was a fluke, but my risk of developing congestive heart failure was … Continue reading

{Heart Walk} Being an Auntie Is Why I Walk 

   Every day little girls are born into families where there Auntie lost her life to a Stroke or Pulmonary Embolism. They are growing up in a world where they only know her through stories and photos. They go their entire life without her, longing for the Auntie that was taken away all to soon. … Continue reading

{Nuva Ring} Claim Approval and Alligators 

Late last night I fired of an email asking for an update on the Nuva Ring Claims process. Morning came and I was wrapped up in prepping for a work party, that email was long forgotten. By 2pm I had a chance to look at my email and there is was the update that I … Continue reading

{Divorced Life Dating} Fish and Valentines

Friends are quick to offer hugs, Kleenex lay hidden in their pockets just in case I burst, and people tread lightly around the name Charlie. Part of me wonders where the past three years have gone and part of my wonders “How did you find the strength to move on?” Three years is just a … 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

{Thankful} 1 day out of 365

Giving thanks for one day out of three-sixty-five just seems plain old silly to me. I wake up each morning with a thankful surviving heart and give props when they are due. I am thankful for: The American Heart Association – Minnesota Without the American Heart Association my Father and I would not be standing. … Continue reading

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

If I stare hard enough mom will give me her tasty samwich Oh no! Who let this inferior ball into my apartment! Ninjas don't do Allina! Allina almost killed ninja Mama and I has a secret! Yous will know it soon enough. Hehehe she's keeping this one under wraps! @ipsy  may 2015 @ipsy  May 2015 My faithful companion!

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