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I have had a lot of people ask me about my reason behind raising money for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, so I decided to explain here for those who would like to know. Ever since my Nonno passed away a few years ago, I wanted to get involved in volunteering or any sort of participation with the American Heart Association. He passed away at the beginning of my second semester of college and I was so angry with myself for choosing to go to college so far away. Almost all of my family was able to spend his last days with him, which made me feel like my decision was so selfish. I had talked about my guilt about this with some people and they shared with me different was of coping with this type of guilt. Somebody mentioned getting involved in an organization or charity that would help those that are affected by similar health problems as my Nonno. After looking into a few different organizations, I decided I really wanted to get involved with the AHA. Unfortunately without a car and such a busy school schedule, I wasn’t able to attend any of the nearby events and then the idea got lost in the hustle and bustle over the years. This past summer I received an email about the annual Heart Walk and so I decided to start a team. Especially considering my Nonno is one of the main reasons I decided to go into nursing, I felt it was fitting to do something big in honor of him as I finish my last semester of the program. If you would like to join or  donate to my team, you can do so here. But if not, just remember to always be grateful for the time you’ve spent with the loved ones you’ve lost and to not dwell on times you missed out on! XOXO

Author: melissaudrey

Nurse. Romans 8:31. Fun seeker.

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