With your support you will help Leo accomplish an expedition that few ever dare to embark on. Our entire goal is to generate awareness towards heart disease and how everyone can be a victim, encourage survivors to pursue faster recovery and to look at the future with positive mind and to help fundraising money to help close the gap towards women’s research through Heart and Stroke Foundation, the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
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Leo has teamed up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada!
Determined to overcome the setback of suffering a heart attack last year, Leo will attempt to summit Mount Everest in 2020. Help him make history while supporting Heart and Stroke Foundation research, taking his heart to the highest! Please donate by clicking the link below
"After my heart attack, I wondered, why me? As humans, we all have "mountains" to vanquish. Some mountains are small while others are large. No matter the size one thing is certain, these mountains are certainly all unique and made up of seemingly countless obstacles. I hope to encourage, not only heart attack survivors, but anyone facing adversity in their life to set goals and try to achieve them.
Second, when I experienced my heart attack, I was caught off guard. I never thought I was at risk. I had to rethink how to take care of myself and make healthy choices so I could be around for my loved ones and watch my children grow. I want to advocate and raise awareness for not only the work that the Heart and Stroke Foundation is doing to help survivors, supporting cutting edge heart and stroke research but I also want to encourage individuals to be mindful of their health.
Lastly, I was diagnosed and treated quickly because there is a good understanding of how this disease presents in men. I have learned that this is not the case for women. I thought , what if it had been my wife, my daughter, my mom or my sister in my place? Would their odds have been as good as mine to survive? Currently, women are more often misdiagnosed than men and there is insufficient information on how heart disease develops and appears in them. This really hit home for me and it's why I have decided to climb for this cause.
Surviving was just the beginning , the best is yet to come.
- Leo "