Archive for the ‘Red Dress’ Category


More heart stuff

April 13, 2007

Here is an emotionally hard-to-read blog by the family of a woman with PPCM:

Ty’s story 

I am a lucky survivor of PPCM.  I hope the same for this new mom.


Heart news

April 8, 2007

Heart valve grown from stem cells.

Heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, who led the team, said doctors could be using artificially grown heart components in transplants within three years.

His researchers at Harefield hospital managed to grow tissue that works in the same way as human heart valves.

Sir Magdi told the Guardian newspaper a whole heart could be produced from stem cells within 10 years.

This is so exciting!


Red Dress Collection 2007

January 29, 2007

It’s that time again:  National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 2nd.  I’m excited to head to NYC to see the Red Dress collection on the runway in person again, and this time I won’t forget my camera!  Last year the models were women from the music world, this year, they are saying that the models are “celebrated women” from many areas.  I believe that the video I’m in will open the show again.

Dig out something red to wear, and make sure it’s ready for Friday.


Six Years!

November 13, 2006

Today is the sixth anniversary of my diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy.  And they said I wouldn’t survive the night.  When I did, they said I wouldn’t survive longer than 5 years without a heart transplant.  Here I am, with my original parts, as healthy as can be.

See Mom?  That don’t try and tell me what to do or I’ll do the opposite attitude that I perfected as a teen has served me well as an adult.



June 18, 2006

Lily and I are in July's issue of Prevention Magazine. Last year when we were in The New Yorker, we were informed and sent several copies. This time we found out by accident, my mom's co-worker spotted us in her subscription copy.

If you don't feel like purchasing Prevention, flip through it in the grocery line, or go to WomenHeart and you can see us in poster version in the online store.

The photo was shot almost 2 years ago, I am amazed at how grown up she looks now.


More Red!

February 5, 2006

Fergie Red Dress Collection

The show was such fun!  Pictured above are Fergie (BlackEyed Peas), Eartha Kitt, and Thalia.  Security was tight, celebrities were everywhere, and I was on a videotaped introduction to the show! 

Here is a partial list of models:  Natasha Beddingield, Kelly Rowland, Jojo, Sheryl Crow, Eartha Kitt, Cristina Melian, Amerie, Michelle Philips, Thalia, LeAnn Rimes, Fergie, Lindsay Lohan, Deborah Harry, Elaine Stritch.

Click here to see all the dresses and models.  Looks like they’ll be putting up a video soon as well.


Mary wore her Red Dress…

January 28, 2006



I’m attending the opening of the Red Dress Collection next week, and just check out some of the models:

More than 20 prestigious designers are creating red dresses, which will be modeled by musical luminaries including Amerie, Bebe Neuwirth, CeCe Winans, Christina Milian, Debbie Harry, Eartha Kitt, Jossie Perez, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Michelle Phillips, Nelly Furtado, Sheryl Crow, Shirley Manson, and Thalía. During Fashion Week, The Heart Truth booth will offer free heart disease risk factor screening and special promotions from the Red Dress Collection 2006 sponsors.

Yes, Shirley Manson.  I could not possibly be any more excited to maybe meet her.  Be so close to her.  And to think that these are just the big names on stage….many more will be in the audience.  They will see my face to open the show….yikes!