Scott Pribyl has been living with high blood pressure since age 27. Twelve years ago, that led to a nearly-fatal aortic aneurysm. Now in his mid-60s, Scott has written a book to share his perspective with other survivors. Learn more at ScottPribyl.com.
Holly Vega, a Marine spouse of eighteen years, founded Military Hearts Matter in partnership with the Tampa AHA, works with Military Home Base, and hosts a live vlog,” Mimosas in the Morning” and “Shine On ”. Vega was recognized as the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year for her outstanding commitment to the military community and volunteer work with the American Heart Association and L.I.N.K.S.
Christina Herrera – Running into the holidays like…
Christina is a national spokesperson and ambassador for Know Diabetes by Heart, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. You can learn more about her story here: https://knowdiabetesbyheart.org/christina-herrera/)
Jae has a background in community health education and exercise science, and took to her education and training when she found herself with a myriad of chronic illnesses, including heart disease and autoimmune diseases. She now works to support those, especially women, who are just starting their journey and advocate for awareness, education and better treatment for those who are affected by chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.
Man Who Lost His Voice to Cancer Educates Others on the Dangers of Tobacco
Don Young has carried the Olympic torch and educated countless people on the dangers of smoking. He is also a cancer and heart disease survivor. Don is November’s featured survivor for #NoMOHeartDisease, the American Heart Association’s year-long initiative created to increase awareness and reduce the prevalence of heart disease in Missouri.