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American Heart Association of Southeastern Michigan

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Melissa Tillier

THE STORY:

 

So, you may or may not remember, a few years ago I was having some heart trouble. From the time my twins were 9 months old I had episodes of my heart racing. After seeing several doctors for several years who all told me, "it's not doing it right now." and no one being able to figure out what was happening, the "racing" increased and was now a daily occurance.  I was fitted with a heart moniter that I could push a button on to record what was happening to my heart. After waiting about a week to find a location with a land line phone (who even has those things anymore anyway?!) I phoned in the results to the moniter company. My doctor called me on a Sunday in a semi-panic to put me on beta blockers( and something else I don't remember) it was decided I was having episodes of tachycardia (my heart was racing at over 175bpm for over 6 hours a day).

I had my first ablation on February 14, 2012. It was unsuccessful. I remember the alarms going off in the nurse's station while I was waiting in recovery and any nurse who happened to be in there freaking out because apparently when people have this issue they are hardly able to talk or function. My nurse would casually tell them it was fine, and I was fine. This doctor, who couldn't find or fix the area that was misfiring, referred me to a specialist at UofM in Ann Arbor.

My second ablation was on April 26, 2012. I was very nervous. I had been told the procedure would take 8-10 hours. Then I would have to lay flat for another 6-8 hours so the incisions in my femoral arties, where the ports had been, didn't open back up.I had to be woken up during the ablation process because my blood pressure was dropping too low and was awake while they were doing the acual ablation. It burned. The laying flat was probably the hardest part because my back muscles were all in a spasm and it was horribly painful. BUT, the ablation worked. 

Three years later, I hardly remember I ever had an issue. I am very thankful I had the opportunity to get to the right doctors in the right hospitals, to fix my heart. For this reason, heart health is very important to me. Since my ablation, I have met or heard of MANY other people my age and younger, dealing with the same issue or similar issues, which leads me to believe something is going on here. Hopefully one of the amazing doctors or specialists who were able to listen to my heart and could actually HEAR the area where it was misfiring, can use their skills and knowledge to figure out why.

 

 

 

 

American Heart Association wrote -

 

Organization Mission: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.

Together we can change the culture of health and wellness in and around the Metro Detroit Community.  Everyone has a reason to live a longer healthier Life - What or Who is Your Why?  

 

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Use the hashtag #lifeiswhy to share your 'why.' Your motivation for living a healthier, longer life is important to your family and friends but most importantly to YOU! 

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Heather Mordue

    $20

  • Wendie Culver

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jennifer Clerc

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Chris & Angie

    $100

  • O'Neil's

     

  • Kristin Anderson

    $25

  • the voh's

    $30

  • Marguerite Miller

    $25

  • Jim and Diane Jerichow

    $20

  • Mary Frances Steele

    $20

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38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $9,043 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

American Heart Association

Amount Raised

$4,030

 

8% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Young

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

218% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann marie Lutfy

Amount Raised

$1,428

 

143% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karie Miller

Amount Raised

$510

 

102% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Tillier

Amount Raised

$375

 

38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Schnitzer

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Cremeans

Amount Raised

$155

 

31% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Garcia

Amount Raised

$140

Donor Comments

Mary Frances Steele

Mary Frances Steele

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jim and Diane Jerichow

Jim and Diane Jerichow

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Marguerite Miller

Marguerite Miller

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

the voh's

the voh's

DONATION: $30

Good luck missy! 2 years ago

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson

DONATION: $25

In memory of my grandfather, Lyall J Tomalty 2 years ago

O'Neil's

O'Neil's

2 years ago

Chris & Angie

Chris & Angie

DONATION: $100

For you and my grandma Kern!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jennifer Clerc

Jennifer Clerc

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago