Friday, September 19, 2014

New Recipes

Hey Everyone! I can't believe fall is here. This is my favorite time of year. All things pumpkin, football season and comfy sweaters. I'm just waiting for the weather to catch up. Sorry for the hiatus I just been decompressing from the transplant games and working on getting my cookbook published. I have posted some new recipes on my website Chef with a Heart under the recipe section. Now with the fall and holidays coming up I will be posting more recipes so be on the look out. Happy Fall Everyone!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Food for Thought

Hey Everyone!

I came across this very interesting article about a Vegan Cardiologist named Dr. Kim A. Williams. Dr. Williams said that his switch to veganism was prompted by a routine blood test about 10 years ago. If you get a chance check it out.

Advice from a Vegan Cardiologist

Thursday, July 31, 2014

National Minority Donor Awareness Week

National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register their decision to Donate Life as organ, eye and tissue donors. It is a time to promote healthful living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation. For more information about National Minority Donor Awareness Week and how to become an organ donor please visit: Donate Life America
Be a Hero - Be a Donor


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Transplant Games Results

After a year of training and preparing for the Games I can proudly say I completed my first Transplant Games of America. I participated in the 5K, Track & Field and Co-ed Basketball. I won my first 2 medals. A Silver medal in Discus and a Bronze medal in Shot Put. The Transplant Games was an emotional event as it is about more then the competition. I met some awesome people and was inspired by their stories. The best part was honoring our donors through out the weekend. This journey has been a life changing for me and I feel so blessed to be able to participant in something like this. It was truly an amazing event and I can't wait for Cleveland in 2016! Thank you to all my family and friends for the support. Go Team Texas!
Be a Hero... Donate Life!

Looking for Support....

Hey Everyone!

If you are looking for a good cause to support this is one of them!! Cressandra Thibodeaux is a very talented filmmaker who has been following Team Texas for approximately 6 weeks to document the story of 5 recipients as they compete in the Transplant Games of America which were just held here in Houston. I happen to be one of those lucky recipients. This film has the potential to impact many lives through raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. Any support will be greatly appreciated by the lives you save!! Thank you.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

9 days until the Games....

Hey Everyone!

I can't believe the Transplant Games of America are 9 days away. Time is going by so fast. As I have mention before TMC Pulse Magazine did a spread on Team Texas and the Transplant Games. Well today the issue hit stands. It is a beautiful article and I am honored to be a part of it. If you are in the Houston area stop by the medical center and pick up a copy. If your not in the city of Houston click on the link to see the digital version of the magazine.

I will continue to share my journey to the Transplant Games as we are a little over a week away. This journey has truly been an amazing experience and has given me so many opportunities.  I am so grateful.
Go Team Texas!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TMC Pulse Magazine

Hello Everyone!
We are 24 days until the Transplant Games!! I can't believe after all these months of preparing it's almost here. As I mentioned before we had a photo shoot for TMC Pulse Magazine. The magazine can be found in waiting rooms and hallways across the Texas Medical Center. The July issue will feature Team Texas and the Transplant Games of America. I was actually choose for one of the individual profiles in the feature which is super exciting! More information to follow but here are some behind the scene photos from the shoot.