Renick: I'm 44 years old. It's a day like any other, I'm walking my dogs, I come back in and I start having chest pains. The next thing I know I'm laying on the ground, gripping my chest and screaming for my 12-year old daughter to call 911.
The EMS takes me to Summa Akron Campus, they whisk me to the cath lab, Dr. Ayafor and her team are there. They quickly confirm that it is a 100% blockage on my right descending coronary artery, and that I'm going to need two stents put in to quickly save my life. I couldn't believe how well coordinated everything was, and it really made me feel like I was in the best hands possible.
So I get out of the hospital, I start doing cardiac rehab, I've dropped 35 pounds. This lesson really taught me that I need to take better care of myself so that I can take care of my family. My family to me means everything