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Carly Mathis, Georgia

by Krystle N. on Friday, March 7, 2014

Carly Mathis Georgia

Ms. Mathis was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives on February 26, 2014.  She thanked the members for their dedication to prevent cardiovascular diseases and in making CPR education a requirement for high school graduation in Georgia a reality.  She said, “It takes a village, but we’re well on our way to a healthier state,” thanks to the House members.

The day before, Ms. Mathis visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center and transformed patient Nia into Princess Nia for the day.  Nia is a spirited 10-year-old who is waiting on a new heart, while on the cardiac stepdown unit, her home for the past few months.  Watch Carly and Nia’s time together in this Fox Atlanta news coverage: A 10-year-old struggling heart patient, Miss Georgia, and a world-class makeover. Watch it all come together.