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Published on February 02, 2015

"Women With Heart" to Celebrate Two Rusk County Women

TYLER, TX - In recognition of February as National Heart Month, Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital at Trinity Mother Frances and KYTX CBS 19 are preparing to celebrate two remarkable Rusk County women who have battled and conquered, cardiac disease with the help of Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and exude a spirit that has inspired others.

Throughout the month of November, TMFHC and KYTX CBS 19 received nominations and the two women chosen to represent Rusk County are Donna Hamilton and Sara Jones. Please read a short story about their triumphs over heart disease below.

According to statistics from the American Heart Association, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases cause approximately half of all deaths in American women and one out of three women over age 65 has some form of heart disease. No longer is it considered a disease suffered only by men. We hope you will help us spread the word about our ‘Women With Heart’ event to those in your community.

Ms. Hamilton and and Ms. Jones will be honored during a special evening of food, fellowship, and learning Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 p.m. at the Henderson Civic Center. The dinner is free and open to the public. It will educate attendees about the risks for heart disease, and feature door prizes and informational booths. Seating is limited; please call (903) 606-DOCS or register online to reserve your spot today.

Rusk County ‘Women With Heart’

Donna Hamilton

I am probably a lot like you. I live in Henderson, where I am surrounded by family. I have always been concerned about my heart because my father had a heart attack. But I never had any symptoms. Well, that was until I had a heart cath done and discovered I needed an aortic valve replacement. Then, I suffered a stroke! But it has not stopped me! In fact, I just went on a cruise. It was great and I plan to go on more. I am so thankful for the innovative care available right here at the Louis and Peaches Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. Thanks to Trinity Mother Frances, I still have a lot of living to do! Just like you, I have hopes. I have dreams. I have heart!

Sara Jones

I am probably a lot like you. I live in Rusk and I am retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. And you may not believe it, but I have had two heart attacks, four stents, and triple bypass surgery. Me! I never would have dreamed this would happen to me. But none of it has stopped me! With the help of the committed and dedicated staff at Trinity Mother Frances, I have won the battle over heart disease AND cancer. Now, I have quit smoking and am a busy woman with four children and two stepchildren. Thanks to Trinity Mother Frances, I still have a lot of living to do! Just like you, I have hopes. I have dreams. I have heart!

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