Nicole A. Coppersmith,
Founder - Executive Director of Helping Healing Hearts, Inc.
On February 4, 2008 my life forever changed. What started out as a typical Monday, driving to my office, several meetings scheduled and a budget report due by the end of the week – I never imagined at 12:45pm it would all come to a stop.
I had classic symptoms – Chest Pains, Tingling in left arm, Nausea, Vomiting, lightheaded/dizziness and eventually passing out in the lobby of my office. I was transported to an area hospital.
When the cardiologist came into the ER room, and explained to me that I was having a Heart Attack, I completely broke down and thought “How is this possible?” I was in good health, a non-smoker, non-drinker, not diabetic, not obese, no history of high blood pressure, and my total cholesterol (215) however what I did have was a family history of heart disease.
I was immediately rushed to a Cath Lab, where a stent was placed in my blocked diagonal branch artery. After months of Cardiac Rehabilitation, another two visits to the hospital, I thought “what next?”
I realized there is a great need for continued support for heart patients; unfortunately there are no support groups in the Middle TN area. I immediately thought my purpose in life – to get out and talk about my experience with Heart Disease. I want to let everyone know that Heart Disease doesn’t specify gender or age! I am proof that at the age of 33, it can happen.
Nicole A. Coppersmith
OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EDUCATION SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO ALL HEART PATIENTS.
Helping Healing Hearts -
Provides the Following:
Welcome to Helping Healing Hearts organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in June 2008. Our Mission is to provide education support and encouragement to all heart patients in the Middle TN area. Founded by Nicole A. Coppersmith, a heart patient, after completing cardiac rehabilitation realized a great need for additional support for all heart patients during their recovery process. We do not require that you belong to any particular affiliation or possess any previous membership to join our organization. We do ask that you support our organization through participation in our upcoming events. Your tax exempt donation provides the resources to offer monthly support meetings, education seminars, gym memberships and financial assistance to heart patients for cardiac rehabilitation.