• About "The Way To My Heart"

    OUR MISSION is to support P.A.D. patients, caregivers, and providers through high-touch advocacy, education, and interaction. Our high-touch approach is successful in getting patients to the right physician and to comply with lifestyle modifications to delay procedures and prolong procedure results. We are on the front lines with physicians and at vascular conferences around the world to keep our knowledge current, allowing us to lead in patient education, advocacy, and support.

     

    OUR VISION is to improve the quality of lives of P.A.D. sufferers. We are scaling our efforts to partner with hundreds of thousands of patients and caregivers globally. We are dramatically reducing healthcare costs by eliminating unnecessary amputation and improving patient outcomes through our partnership with patients and lifestyle modification programs.

     

    OUR BELIEF is that through providing patients with a trusted true friend in health, we can improve their quality of life. Lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, endovascular treatment, intervention and surgery should all be exhausted before amputation. Patient outcomes and durability will improve with our programs, working alongside device and vascular specialists, to lower healthcare costs and improve patient experiences.

     

    OUR PROGRAMS provide real-time, scalable, advocacy and support for patients through support by our wellness team. Our programs and available resources lead to earlier testing/diagnosis, more productive & satisfying conversations between patients and physicians, and long-term adherence to lifestyle modifications.

     

    OUR PURPOSE is to reduce the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year, 200,000 amputations annually, and deadly comorbidity complications due to viruses.

     

    YOUR SUPPORT helps us bridge that gap between diagnosis, treatment, and compliance TOGETHER. We are funded through donations from physicians, industry, and individuals. Donate now.

    We are a federal tax exempt 501(c)(3) incorporated in California, EIN: 84-3065768.

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  • Meet the Founder!

    Emmy Award-winning Journalist Kym McNicholas

    Kym is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who started The Way To My Heart after covering a story in which she was not satisfied with the ending. The story began with travel around the world over the last five years to nearly a dozen countries and more than two dozen States to cover, as a journalist, the FDA Clearance process & global commercialization of what some told her could be a game-changing device in unblocking arteries.

    During her journey, Kym observed thousands of hours of procedures in which Vascular Specialists used multiple methods to unblock arteries in legs and heart, interviewed hundreds of doctors and patients, and met with dozens of medical device-makers, as well as hospital and Office-Based Lab/Ambulatory Surgery Center administrators.

    Through that experience she discovered many heart attacks, strokes, and amputations are preventable with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, which includes the use of advanced tools and techniques. That's when she decided to create a nonprofit focused on education, high-touch advocacy, and real-time support for P.A.D. patients around the world to help them navigate the healthcare system throughout their P.A.D. journey so they could live a better quality of life. Since inception, The Way To My Heart has provided education, advocacy, and support for more than 10,000 patients, directly saving the limbs of more than 500 no-option patients. 

    Kym's life purpose is saving life & limb.

    Email Kym: Kym@TheWayToMyHeart.org

  • Meet our Advisors!

    Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

    Senior Physician Advisor

    Dr. Lorenzo Patrone

    Consultant Interventional Radiologist

    "2020 Vascular Specialist of the Year"

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Athar Ansari

    Interventional Cardiologist

    "2020 Leg Saver Award" Winner

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. James Antezana

    Vascular Surgeon

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. John Rundback

    Interventional Radiologist

     

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Anahita Dua

    Vascular Surgeon

     

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Sid Rao

    Interventional Cardiologist

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Ashish Gupta

    Interventional Cardiologist

    "2020 Patient Champion"

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Zola N'Dandu

    Interventional Cardiologist

     

    Clinician Advisor

    Kay Smith

    Nurse Practitioner

    Board Certified Wound Care Specialist

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Stacia Jones

    Podiatrist

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Avni Kardani

    Pharmacist

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. Antonio Webb

    Spine Surgeon

    www.spinaldoc.com www.antoniowebbmd.com

    Chief Wellness Doctor

    Dr. Adriane Hines

    Internal Medicine

    Board Certified in Functional Medicine & Aging

    Clincal Trials Advisor

    Heather Andrews

    Director of Business Development

    Aperio Clinical Outcomes

    Healthcare Policy Advisor

    Kathryn Faull

    Wellness Advisory Board

    Advisory Board Chair

    Coach Susan

    www.SusanPerformance.com

    Growing Healthy Eats

    Heather Andrews

    @thoughtfulgardener

    Physical Therapy

    Marci Silverberg, MPT

    https://www.marcipt.com/

    Food Access Support

    Kathryn Faull

    Nutrition

    Sarah Brandow

    www.vitabowl.com

    The Eden Project Belize

  • P.A.D. Warriors Task Force

    Advisory Board Chair

    Doug

    Advisory Board Member

    Kay

    Advisory Board Member

    Steve

    Advisory Board Co-Chair

    Michelle

    Advisory Board Member

    Donna

    Advisory Board Member

    Elizabeth

    Advisory Board Member

    Rodney

    Advisory Board Members

    Toni & Derrick

    Advisory Board Member

    Douglas

  • Meet our Partners!

    Jani Tuomi

    CEO

    imaware.health

    Sarah Brandow

    Nutritionist

    www.VitaBowl.com

  • Help Us To Save Life & Limb

    We are looking for partners in our plight to save life & limb:

    Vascular Specialists | Credentialed Wellness Experts | Medical Device Companies | Pharmaceutical Companies | Supplement Companies | Supermarkets | Retail | e-commerce | Restaurants | Food Producers | Corporate Sponsors | Medical Facilities | Insurance Providers

    Send us an email and we will get back to you!

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