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Published on March 02, 2015

“Women With Heart” To Celebrate Two Wood 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 Wood 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 Wood County are Paula Rogers and Pat St. Miklossy. 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. Rogers and and Ms. St. Miklossy will be honored during a special evening of food, fellowship, and learning Tuesday, March 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Winnsboro 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 to reserve your spot today.

Paula Rogers

I am probably a lot like you. I am from Winnsboro and I am retired. But with 14 grandchildren, I am busier than ever! I also love to raise and show pygmy goats. Well, because my family has a history of heart disease, my cardiologist recommended a stress test yearly. The last results were not good. The next step was a cath and that wasn’t good either. Then, I began having sharp pains in my back. But it didn’t stop me! I’m so grateful that Trinity Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Turner performed my bypass surgery at the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital; just he did for my mom and dad. Now, after my cardiac rehab, I have a lot of living left to do! Just like you, I have hopes. I have dreams. I have heart!

Pat St. Miklossy

I am probably a lot like you. I am a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grand¬mother from Winnsboro. I love to golf and work in my garden! I was at a wedding out of state when I first noticed pain in my jaw and shortness of breath. As soon as I got back, I saw Trinity Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Paniagua. I found out that I had 90 percent blockage! I could not believe it! But it hasn’t stopped me! After triple bypass surgery and cardiac rehab in the expert care of the team here, I am ready to get back on the golf course, in my garden and delivering meals on wheels! Just like you, I have hopes. I have dreams. I have heart!