One week from today it will be October 30th.
Two weeks from today it will be November 6th.
For those of you who do not know, and even for those of you who do, October 30, 1985 was the date of my last open-heart surgery. On that date (which shall live in infamy) an adult-sized artificial St. Jude mitral valve was placed inside my small just 8-year old chest. To this day, I am ticking like a Timex. Some days faster than others, some days not in much of a sinus rhythm, but ticking nonetheless. So, we are coming up on twenty-seven years since my last open-heart surgery. 27 years. Really? It seems like yesterday!
Lauren’s Artificial Mitral Valve
To celebrate, commemorate, and recognize the day, I am asking my friends, family and fellow blog readers to sponsor me once again in the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s Congenital Heart Walk, this time in New York City! Yep – I’m headed back to the big apple to do a CHW! How can I resist? We all know how much I love NYC, and the cause, so why not!?
As you may remember, I was hospitalized (not for cardiac reasons) on Saturday, May 5, 2012, when the ACHA hosted the Congenital Heart Walk at George Mason University much closer to home! I was the biggest fundraiser and feel I missed out by not being able to walk, so since I didn’t get to walk there, I’m headed to NYC! Help sponsor me by clicking here: http://bit.ly/QU5NQt
Thank you in advance for your support!
Two Weeks from tonight (at the time of this publishing) the polls will be closed and the voters will have decided. Friends: a lot is at stake. All I ask is that you please vote on Tuesday, November 6th, or sooner in-person or absentee if possible. Bottom line: BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION and don’t be late! Every Vote Counts!
Thank you for voting!