Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth worked for a major health insurance company for over 19 years. She is a mother of four with one grandchild. She and her husband are big Texas Ranger baseball fans. They love to fish and take road trips across America. In her 40’s she suffered a cryptogenic stroke and multiple Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA). Elizabeth was a smoker for 35 years. She learned that the main cause of her health issues was related to her smoking habit and family history of heart disease. She quit smoking and became a passionate advocate for smoking cessation. She started to walk regularly but soon began to experience pain in her calves when walking. Elizabeth was diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Severe Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease, a type of vein condition in the leg. She had immediate bypass surgery to save her legs. After recovery, Elizabeth became a dedicated patient advocate. She promotes self-education, lifestyle and behavior changes. Elizabeth also volunteers for the American Heart Association (AHA). She is also a National Spokeswomen for Go Red.

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