By now, you are probably overwhelmed with reminders that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Our inbox is being filled with
You might be wondering why I am dedicating our monthly blog to heart health, but I take it personally, for my family, clients, friends and for myself.
At 17, I was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect called “Coarctation of the Aorta.” It was an incredible shock to my family and to me. I was a young athlete whose days were filled with school and playing sports and suddenly I was undergoing my first heart surgery. Basically, I was born with “bad parts,” more specifically, a bad aorta.
Over the years, I have had two additional heart surgeries. It still amazes me that the surgeons simply replace my bad aorta with “new parts.” I am incredibly grateful to those who dedicate themselves to heart health; they keep me living a healthy and full life.
According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. While this fact definitely gives us pause, it is heartwarming to know that so many organizations are dedicated to bringing awareness to heart health throughout the year, not just during the month of February.
As you can imagine, I am incredibly passionate about giving back to the American Heart Association. My wife, Lori, and I support their mission not only as Cor Vitae
Yes, I have had to overcome health challenges because of my heart, but because of incredible doctors and scientific research conducted, I am fortunate to live a life I love and make an impact on the lives of others. As a financial wealth advisor, I appreciate the opportunity I have to provide my