Mark Taylor
Kelly Hayden, wife of County Commissioner Calvin Hayden, will address the Johnson County Board of Commissioners at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 in observance of American Heart Month.
Kelly Hayden has a rare heart disease called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD).
She is a two-time heart attack survivor, who suffered her first heart attack in 2009 at age 49 and another in 2011.
Kelly Hayden had no health issues or known risk factors for heart disease before she suffered her first heart attack.
After her second heart attack, Kelly Hayden went to the Mayo Clinic where she was diagnosed with Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD).
Ed Eilert, chairman of the BOCC, will issue a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.
Also speaking will be Cathy Porter, Overland Park Support network Coordinator for Women Heart, a national organization that supports women’s heart health.
According to information provided by the county, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.
Women are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.