Today I had the pleasure of talking with a group of people from the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will oversee a project that we are very excited to be a part of! William will be the first ever child ambassador for Jump Rope for Heart from Saskatchewan. His story will be shared across Canada in up to 4000 schools this school year. Close to a million children participate yearly in the program learning about heart health, jumping rope and raising money for a great cause. Having worked for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the past with this program it means a lot to be able to still contribute.
Tomorrow we will have a camera crew coming to film the video for Jump Rope for Heart as well as a general video that can be used by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. When I talked to William about it he was so excited that people he didn’t know were coming to our house from Saskatoon and bringing him a skipping rope. Carly was equally excited but for different reasons. She wants to be on camera and feel like a movie star. It will definitely be an exciting day for us as a family as we will celebrate my birthday, 193 days since William’s surgery and the filming of these videos!
“This Is How Research is Creating Survivors” Click link here to see all the milestones that have come from Heart and Stroke funded research: http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452d8b-e7f1-4bd6-a57d-b136ce6c95bf%7D/HSF_RESEARCH_MILESTONES_EN.PDF
Donate to The Heart and Stroke Foundation: http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3479069/k.1A2C/Donate_to_the_Heart_and_Stroke_Foundation.htm