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Stroke survivor shares her story and her positive outlook on life for Wear Red Day

Posted: 5:37 PM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 23:37:29Z
Stroke survivor shares her story and her positive outlook on life for Wear Red Day

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — One in three women will die of cardiovascular disease. So today is National Wear Red Day to bring attention to heart disease.

On December 7, 2012 Angie Jorgensen went into cardiac arrest from a rare tumor that spiked her adrenaline. She had a least one stroke and spent a week in a coma.

This mother of four wasn't expected to live, but five days later her heart came back fully functional. So now Jorgensen promotes healthy living because heart disease is 80% preventable, through healthy lifestyle habits. And she continues to focus on the good in life. "Find one good thing and build on that, I think people can get overwhelmed but instead keep it simple, look at what you can do rather than what you can't," she said.

The American Heart Association's Ball will be held February 9th to raise funds and awareness for heart disease.