Young heart surgery survivor talks about Kalamazoo Heart Walk
Updated: Sunday, April 21 2013, 11:04 AM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number four killers in America according to the American Heart Association.
Next week many in Kalamazoo will gather once again for the annual Heart Walk to help raise money and awareness and hopefully save some lives along the way.
On Sunday morning, Newschannel 3 was joined by Ryan Gillespie, who works for Aerotek and is on the leadership campaign for the heart walk as well as 13-year-old Spencer Powell.
Spencer has undergone several heart surgeries and is very active not only in local heart walks but other events that benefit heart research.