open the My Go Red Plan popup
 

Laurie Doescher’s Story

High Blood Pressure Survivor, Age 56, New River, AZ

STORY-IMG-AD4625548DC3A81C721AC2D6F43AB5AA

Laurie's Story

My mother was diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease at the time of my birth.  She experienced many heart attacks and episodes while I was a small child and she was finally fitted with a pig heart valve when I was around 4 years old.  This valve served her quite well  until she started having heart problems again when I was 11.  This disease made our family life very difficult because of the unexpected nature of the disease -we never knew when she would fall ill and those trips to the hospital were terrifying.

Mom died when I was 25 from heart failure.  If there was anything I learned from this was to take care of my health, especially my heart, and do the best I can to be healthy.

« Previous   Next »

Now it's your turn
to share your Story.

 

Sorry, you need to be logged in to view this page. If you have not joined please .