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Monalou Shares How EmpowHER Saved Her Partner's Life

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Monalou recalls how a newletter update from EmpowHER helped diagnose her partner with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which lead to his life-saving surgery just days later.

And really felt incredibly empowering, I guess, for me to know that something I am involved with, something I received, something I am interested in, saved his life.

My partner had been having some health concerns. We didn’t know what it was.

At the time I really didn’t know what was going on and I wasn’t taking very serious what was going on.

I went into EmpowHER newsletter and Rob was making coffee. I just started reading this article on aortic aneurysms – not that I would read anything about that. I didn’t say we know what it is, just that happened to be the topic that day.

What it turned out to be was an abdominal aortic aneurysm which is kind of like if a tire tube or something were to kind of blow up and was to the point of bursting. I called my doctor immediately. They took it very, very seriously.

It was kind of scary because of what it is, how dangerous they are.

That morning I went to the doctor and within a matter of a few days I was in surgery and had it, and had to fix so I don’t know, as a couple how could you say, how could you put… how could you summarize that or put a price on that – I don’t know what today would be, honestly.

And all that from the result of reading the website; it saved his life, you know, who has been my partner for almost 15 years and, you know, he’s not that old, I mean, he’s a little old, but he’s not that old. So, you know, I still want him around for a while.

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Thank you Empowher.com and Mona!! You both saved my brothers life. Mona you have saved him in so many ways and continue to do that every day. I love you Rob!! My world wouldn't be the same without you. <3

December 1, 2010 - 8:13am
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