Save a Heart

This is undoubtedly one of the most important blogs that I will write.

In 2005, I lost my husband, my partner, my friend, Elliott to Congestive Heart Failure. The story is very short. He went to the ER on March 19th complaining of shortness of breath; he was treated for bronchitis with Albuterol & Prelone and he was told to follow up with a cardiologist “when we get a chance” because his EKG showed evidence of an “old” heart attack. Surprisingly, he was sent home to follow-up with our family doctor; yet, no one ever mentioned that the chest x-ray showed an enlarged heart, or that the lab values were indicative of immediate cardiac disease… or we would have followed up with a Cardiologist immediately! The followup with our family doctor was consistent with the ER diagnosis; this time Elliott was screened by a med student, who added Advair and Zithromax antibiotics to his regimen… still, it was our understanding that there was NO urgency to see a Cardiologist. Continue reading

Hope For Haiti Now-A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief

“HOPE FOR HAITI NOW: A GLOBAL BENEFIT FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF” ADDS NEW MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND CELEBRITY PARTICIPANTS TO SUPERSTAR LINEUP

NEW YORK, NY; LOS ANGELES, CA; and LONDON, ENGLAND (JANUARY 21, 2010) – “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief,” today announced the addition of new musical artists and celebrity participants to its lineup. “Hope for Haiti Now” will air on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 p.m. CT Continue reading

Help Haiti. Donate at Starbucks

On January 12th, a series of massive earthquakes devastated the small country of Haiti. The amount of people killed, injured, and displaced
by the disaster is staggering, and they need our help.

Starting today at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada, customers will be able to make donations, with no purchase necessary, to benefit the Red Cross Haitian Relief efforts. Continue reading