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Share your Story: Ruby Foster

by Jason H. on Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ruby Foster Michigan

I am a 65 year old woman living with heart disease. 

My heart disease is a result of family history along with uncontrolled hypertension.  I have lived through bypass surgery and have a pace maker.  I have also survived eleven strokes, and have a blood clot on the wall of my heart, and my right carotid artery is blocked.  Life is difficult, however, life is life, and is worth living to the best of our ability.  I have had to make many adjustments because of my disabilities, but, I thank God every day for the ability to help others through education.  I now know the importance of healthy eating, exercise, controlling blood pressure, and cholesterol, as well as health screenings, all are life-saving steps that should be available to everyone regardless of race, or income.  It costs less to prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke than to treat and provide care after the fact.