Writer Len N. Wallace was featured this week in the American Heart Associationblog as part of their STORIES FROM THE HEART feature, where he talks about The Zipper Club and growing up with a congenital heart defect. Here’s an excerpt!
Len was only 4 when he began volunteering for the American Heart Association. Now 30 and living in Louisville, Ky., he shares his story and encourages legislators to support key heart health issues.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans. In addition to funding more studies about cardiovascular diseases than any organization outside the federal government, the American Heart Association also annually influences policies nationwide and in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.