My name is Cristina and I am honored to be chairing the American Heart Association's 24th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball.
I am a seven-time heart survivor, having my first surgery at 18 hours old. My last open heart was seven years ago to replace both my valves.
I was honored by the AHA in 2014 as their Junior Heart Hero and have been working to spread awareness and the message of getting tested and being proactive.
Every day is such a blessing and for me every birthday is a time I feel reborn and renewed. I am beyond thankful to be alive, healthy and want to help make heart disease no longer the #1 killer in the US.
In honor of my birthday I ask you to give a gift of $36 dollars to match how old I am turning today.
Thank you to the AHA for being fierce leaders in the fight against heart disease and advocates for research, learning and helping us patients all have a community to depend on. Together we can make a difference and most of all save Lives.
Let’s face it, living is cool!
With all my heart ❤️