STRENGTH IN A HEARTBEAT Strength In A Heartbeat, a documentary, docu-series, made for TV movie based not only on the bestselling book "Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant" but on heart-health and how it affects women everywhere. SIAH will document and explore all heart-related issues that are far too often misdiagnosed yet facing women from every walk of life. As women we need to take charge of our own heart-health in order to live our best lives and we need to empower ourselves and others to Join us as we strive to make a positive difference, shine a much needed light on heart-health and help educate women everywhere. We need to accept the responsibility of our own health so that we can be, and remain, our own best advocates, Strength In a Heartbeat (SIAH) is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of women who fight bravely and daily for the health care they are entitled to, deserve and have been denied. These are the true stories of women that will rock your world and bring you to your knees all because these true stories are more than thought-provoking, more than riveting and powerful enough to wake you up to the ugly reality when it comes to heart-health in women. They are stories that will leave you crying out in disbelief, shame and anger as you finally come to learn that heart-disease in women is the greatest killer of women throughout the world and the saddest realization of all is that it can be prevented and lives can be saved and not discarded as if they carried no value, meant nothing and were easily replaceable.
Heart disease is the No. one cause of death in America for Women. Over 1,000 people die each day from Sudden Cardiac Death. Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or stroke. 80% of these deaths can be prevented.
Strength In A Heartbeat is a documentary, docu-series and made for television movie that will be comprised of compelling, impactful and hard-hitting, true stories told by the women who have lived through them. Lau-Ryan Pictures, Inc. sincerely feels that the time has come for heart-health in women to be talked about and the time has come for us all to sit up and be a part of the solution as opposed to being a part of the problem itself. Strength In A Heartbeat is about the miles of unending red tape and sticky paper that women have to untangle and crawl through every single day in every medical office and Hospital. It's about doing the “right thing” for a change by providing women with the answers they've asked for, begged for, now demand and more than that, deserve. Strength In A Heartbeat “Episode One” begins with the true story of Lynne Robitaille and her daughter, Lauren Meizo. It is the first episode in a series of many which will expose the “dirty little secrets” that have been buried to keep heart-disease in women hidden and women in the dark as they stand in their kitchens or offices, completely unaware that they are ticking time bombs. Strength In A Heartbeat will experience first-hand the heart-wrenching journey that the ever forgotten caregivers go through. It will educate the educators, examine heart-disease in women at its very core and it will unearth and shed a bright light on prevention. Strength In A Heartbeat is all about women and their heart health and how we can all make a difference and be a part of the solution that millions of women throughout the world are demanding. It will cover everything from the initial diagnosis (or misdiagnosis as so often happens) to the pain, joy, and agony of endless procedures and finally, it will focus on a life giving solution and teach women how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle while they live with heart disease. Strength In A Heartbeat will be supported not only by women and their families but by universities, medical schools, medical associations as well as medical professionals everywhere. It will be enveloped by every single person who values and cherishes the lives of their mothers, wives, sisters and every single other female in their family. Strength In A Heartbeatis about bringing attention to the hard, cold facts as to the ramifications of how, when heart disease is not talked about and swept under the rug, women will continue to die faster than a Queen Bee who has an average lifespan of two to three years and THATis unacceptable! We are tired of attending the funerals of our heart-sisters and more than that, we are tired of watching one another suffer needlessly when all it takes for us to thrive, is for someone to care!
sTRENOn behalf of our entire dedicated team, we hope you'll join us as we bring attention to heart health for women everywhere and more than that, as we make a positive difference that will help to bring about positive change.
FACTS: • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
• Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
• Nearly 420,000 women died of heart disease, while 40,500 died of breast cancer in the U.S. in 2008
• In a 2005 survey, most respondents—92%—recognized chest pain as a symptom of a heart attack. Only 27% were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1 when someone was having a heart attack.
• Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptom AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.