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.