I never expected a young, close friend to nearly lose her life due to cardiac arrest. Tonia had a heart attack and 5 episodes of cardiac arrest before ending up on life support. Saved and recovered, her inspirational story has prompted me to learn more about the prevalence of heart disease and what we all can do about it.
- It's the #1 cause of death in the US.
- It's important to learn CPR because it saved Tonia's life and can save others.
- Only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
- Less than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
In recognition of Tonia's 2 year anniverary of her "Heart-iversary" (heart attack), please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association. Help the AHA's mission of education and research to lessen the impact of heart disease. (Matching gifts welcome!)