It's another local survivor story from the American Heart Association and their 'Go Red for Women' campaign. Today, we talked with Mary Jane Tottey.

Mary Jane Tottey has a very unique story. She has been aware of heart disease ever since she was little, after finding her mom collapsed on the floor. Her mom had suffered a heart attack at the age of 38.

Mary Jane had no symptoms, nothing that would have pointed to a problem, but she decided to be proactive and had her doctor check for any issues. It was a good thing she did, too. Check out her story below.

I think it's SO important to be proactive. It's your heart, your body, your life. I know you hear it all the time 'get your yearly check-ups,' 'don't skip out on going to the doctor's office...' and whatever else, but it really is so easy to push those things aside. Don't wait. If something doesn't feel right, or its been awhile, just pick up the phone and make an appointment. It could be the best decision you make today!

The American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women Luncheon and Heath Fair' is happening a week from today (Wednesday, May 6th), at Danielle's Banquet Specialists in New Hartford. You can get more details on this event, and other information from the American Heart Association at:


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