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Metro Detroit woman uses own health scare to inspire others for 'Go Red Day'

Mar 4, 2020

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Today is “Go Red for Women” Day! It’s a reminder to promote good heart health for the ladies in our lives.

7 Action News reporter Syma Chowdhry interviewed Robin Martin, who had a scary wake up call and now wants to inspire others to live a healthy life.

She told Syma, “I could have had a fatal heart attack.”

Two years ago Robin was at her heaviest, weighing more than 360lbs. She had diabetes, thyroid issues and leg pain.

Robin thought if she got weight loss surgery, she could start getting healthy. But when they ran tests, they found out she had 90% blockage in one of her heart vessels. Turns out that was causing the leg pains.

This foster mom raised four of her own children and was in the process of adopting four young kids when she got the news.

“Like, if something happened to me, who is going to raise them?”

Read the full story and watch the video here.

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