Real Women 2016 – 2017

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The American Heart Association’s, Go Red for Women is excited to announce the 2016-17 class of Real Women. These women represent the many, varying faces of heart disease and stroke, and are without a doubt the “reason for the Go Red season.” We hope you’ll find their stories to be as powerful and inspiring and that their stories will prove useful in your efforts, and storytelling, around Go Red For Women locally.

This year’s class of 11 ladies include seven multicultural women:

  • Amanda DeJesus from Fresno, TX, a heart transplant recipient at age 15
  • Mickie (Mickela) Esquivel from Cedar Hill, TX, who overhauled her diet to battle her family history of heart disease
  • Ruby Hope from Saint Petersburg, FL, who suffered a heart attack
  • Chicarra Jones from Columbia, SC/Dayton, OH, she suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as a family history of heart disease
  • Evelyn McMahon from Raleigh, NC, a stroke survivor
  • Lillian Tsi Stielstra from San Francisco, CA, a stroke survivor
  • Eve Walker from Los Angeles, CA, who had a heart attack at 28

Learn more on the Go Red for Women website.

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