Murrieta residents Melissa Mitchell and her two children, Chance and Cadence, were born with multiple congenital heart defects. Between them, they have had 26 heart surgeries and more than 500 nights in the hospital. All three wear a pacemaker, which they literally cannot live without.
The Mitchells’ story is a testimony to the life-saving power of research. The surgical procedures, medication and devices that are keeping the Mitchells alive all resulted from research. It is this kind of research that the American Heart Association (AHA) funds through dollars raised at the annual Temecula Valley Heart & Stroke Walk.
Maybe you, or a loved one, has been affected by heart disease or stroke. Join us at this year's walk. Click the REGISTER button above.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!
For more information please contact one of your Heart Walk staff partners