After a usual morning workout, Tamikia felt sluggish and noticed her left arm went limp. She thought she pulled a muscle in her chest, but after being examined at the hospital, learned she had a heart attack. She was surprised and emotional, particularly because of her healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until family members came to visit that she realized heart health issues run in her family. Tamikia now takes pride in advocating for all heart attack survivors and specifically urges those in the African American community to be aware of their family’s health history.

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