Kimberly Goodloe is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, patient advocate, American Heart Association Ambassador, global humanitarian, and heart disease survivor. She was born with an abnormal heart valve and developed symptoms when she was 42 years old. A couple of years ago, she received a new, mechanical heart valve plus a pacemaker to help her heart function. She has travelled locally and out of state advocating for the uninsured and sharing her story of survival at churches, health fairs, and during multiple American Heart Association events. She feels one of the most important parts of her recovery has been to educate and empower other heart patients about her story of triumph and healing; encouraging them to track their symptoms in a journal, cultivate a strong relationship with their healthcare providers, suggesting heart-healthy recipes, connecting them to resources, or even just being there to listen as they work through their own struggles.

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