Angela Gillespie’s life forever changed at age 49. While mowing the lawn, she began to sweat profusely and could not breathe. It passed, but the next morning, she collapsed on the sidewalk. She managed to crawl and call 9-1-1. An echocardiogram revealed a 5.5cm aneurysm and a severely leaking bicuspid aortic valve. Two months later, she was on the operating table and she is now the proud owner of a stainless steel valve. Angela is an American Heart Association Go Red Woman and she shares her story with other women to help them fight and prevent heart disease.
Nominated by Sarah Fedele
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