Following up on my post and goal stated earlier this week, Heart to Heart.
Please consider for a moment who you know, even if it is just little ol’ me, dig out your pen and paper or copy, paste and print.
Dear Honorable Governor Brewer,
Families of children with congenital and acquired heart disease, adults with congenital heart defects, and the professionals who work with them are joining forces to have February 7-14th proclaimed in all fifty states as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.”
As a resident of the great state of Arizona, I am requesting that you help us reach our goal by making an executive proclamation declaring this special week in February.
My brother died at the age of 24 years old of a suspected congenital heart defect. Without warning he was taken from us. Two years later I had a cardiac arrest at the age of 28 years old. Cardiac disease and defects are not just the domain of one part of the population, but all our population. Increased awareness can save lives of the youngest baby, the young athlete, the teacher, the mother, the father, the grandfather, grandmother and of course, a brother.
For more information about CHD Awareness week participants and activities, please see www.tchin.org/aware.
I would be extremely proud if Arizona would participate in making February 7-14th a special week to recognize people born with heart defects, to remember loved ones who lost their battle to CHD, and to honor the dedicated health professionals who work with us. I have included a rough draft of what I imagine a proclamation would look like.
I would be most grateful if you could send the proclamation as soon as possible so that we can make plans for promotion and celebration during the month of February. Our state’s participation in this event will have a profound impact on thousands of families and individuals. I thank you for your time and consideration.
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007