Stories from the Heart
Go Red for Women rings true for young editor at ad agency
Ann Hydorn, a copy editor for advertising agency Campbell-Ewald in Warren, has lent her skills many times to the quality assurance of Go Red campaign ads for the American Heart Association. Go Red For Women is a national movement that seeks to educate women about their risk for heart disease and stroke.
But, instead of just educating other women about heart disease, Ann got quite a lesson herself on Sunday, March 2. Ann, just 45 years of age, suffered a heart attack after having cardiac symptoms for nearly two weeks.
A woman's intuition is one of her best assets
While juggling the normal tasks of any busy mom, my mother phoned me. At that time phones had cords and they were attached to the wall so you couldn't go very far away from the phone while having a conversation. Unless of course, you had one of those super long cords and I didn't. Jennifer was a bit fussy, so with her on my shoulder I paced back and forth while talking to my mom.
All of a sudden I felt really strange. I felt this pressure in my chest followed by a feeling that I was falling, and I was. Fortunately for me, someone had left their dining room chair pulled out from the table - a real pet peeve of mine. The chair caught my fall and probably saved me from dropping Jennifer.