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{Life Lessons} Stick Little Baby, Stick

Five years ago when I lost my son I had a botched D&C that left my uterus with more scars than healthy tissue. They told me that because of my broken uterus I would never carry another baby. I’ve spent thousands of dollars and traveled the country looking for a specialist who would tell me … Continue reading

{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} Tomorrow is Why I Walk 

   TOMORROW is why. I want to have a billion more tomorrows. A billion chances at seeing the sunrise and set. I want a billion nights under star filled skies and a billion bon fires by the shore. I want a tomorrow. I want to get married again. I want to build a tiny home … 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

{Divorced Life} April 3, 2005

Ten years ago a bright eyed college junior walked across the Ross Hall Parking lot to hug her date. He had brown eyes and he was her cup of hansom. That day took them to canal park in Duluth, the ice was just letting out on the lake, the cool breeze landed her in his … Continue reading

{Affordable Care Act} D.C. Meet AJ

There are moments where I have to pinch myself to make sure that I really am living this life. I went from survivor to advocate, to spokeswoman. Last Thursday I received an email from the American Heart Association’s National Advocacy office inviting me to Washington D.C. This just wasn’t any old regular invite, this this … 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

{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} 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

NinjaInTheCity Life in Photos

Got the bus all to myself for two blocks! It's like it never happened! Fell into wall on Wednesday came home to fixed wall on Thursday Such a fun night! It's an honor to be honored by the American Heart Association, without them I would not be alive today. Because of research I am alive today and it will continue to save lives. My wish is that each and everyone of us will have a chance at a healthy tomorrow. #TomorrowIsWhy #SecondChanceIsWhy This, made my surviving heart happy! I am changing the world, one blog post, one share, and one tweet at a time. ♥️ Some people just don't look back after they park....... Like how does one think this is an acceptable parking job? Summertime in Wisconsin

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