Michelle Allen Rockford, IL
Ten years ago I lost my 37 year old husband to heart disease (at the time, our children were ages 1 and 3). Five years prior to that, I lost my father to heart disease. These losses compelled me to do all that I can to become involved in raising awareness about heart disease, ultimately leading me to return to school to receive my Bachelor of Nursing degree, seeking to inform and educate my patients and families about heart disease risks and preventative measures. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and it is my hope that I can utilize my education along with my life experiences to educate and advocate for those affected by this disease.