Every day I wake up with a heart that still beats. As much as I hate getting up in the morning I feel thankful to be alive every day. For some, a beating heart is something tucked away in our bodies that we don’t ever think of. But for others, a beating heart is a miracle.
A few weeks ago, Judd’s director Bob Reynolds suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his car leaving work. He was tragically killed in the accident. One incident can change your whole perspective on life. It reminds you to never take your life and breathing moments for granted.
Judd works at The Mayo Clinic here in Jacksonville, FL. As a part of their ongoing involvement with the community and giving back for greater good, Mayo takes place in the American Heart Association’s First Coast Heart Walk annually. This year meant so much more than a simple charity event to the employees. This walk meant honoring a fallen employee, father, husband and a son. Bob was a true inspiration to Judd. He looked up to his director as a mentor and as his goal to one day be in his position. We both decided that it would best to give our hearts for the day and walk for Bob in this year’s First Coast Heart Walk.
We woke up bright and early on Saturday and headed to Met park in downtown Jacksonville. The sun was rising up over the city and the air had a slight chill to it. It was a beautiful day to walk and mingle with residents of our loving city. Here are a few snap shots below of our morning.
We gave our whole hearts at the Heart Walk. You can too. Visit the American Heart Association’s website for more information a local walks in your area.