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There’s a heart attack every 42 seconds in the U.S.
That statistic is scary to me as a mom. The thought of something happening to me while my kids are young is terrifying. They need me to stick around for a bit.
I look at all the memories we’ve made in their short lives and look forward to the memories I hope to make with them in the years to come, and I can’t imagine not being there with them. That’s why, when I hear about something I can do to make sure I can be here for my kids as they grow up or help family and friends do the same, I’m going to do it.
One simple thing can make such a huge difference. I carry aspirin in my purse wherever I go because I know that in the event of a suspected heart attack, seconds count. Taking aspirin during a suspected heart attack can help save a life. It’s so easy to throw a small bottle in your purse and having that close at hand has the potential of making a huge difference, for you or someone around you.
I had a little scare after a surgery a few years ago. I was recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out (I don’t recommend it in your 30’s) only weeks after having a very rough childbirth experience. My recovery was going slow but steady until one afternoon when I felt a sudden tightening in my chest and got so light headed I dropped to the floor.
I had aspirin close at hand so I grabbed one, knowing that it made such a difference if I was experiencing a heart attack.
Fortunately, my symptoms subsided. After some monitoring it was discovered that I had a bit of an irregular heartbeat and a condition that does put me at higher risk of heart attack. Since that experience, I’ve always made sure that we have Bayer Aspirin on hand at home, and on the go.
Bayer has a brilliant plan to help make aspirin more accessible so that it is there in case of a suspected heart attack. They have launched the Hero Smith campaign, that encourages people with the most common last name to carry aspirin with them.
There are 2,442,977 people named Smith in the U.S. What would happen if every one of them carried aspirin with them?
It’s such a simple concept but in practice, it could really make an enormous difference. Watch the amazing video that Bayer has created here and sign the pledge so you can be ready to help save a life.
In the event of a suspected heart attack, immediately call 9-1-1 and chew or crush and swallow aspirin as directed by a doctor.