Meet Your Moderators: Clair Gardiner
Welcome to the Heart-Failure.net Meet Your Moderators series! These articles are intended to help our community members better know the people who moderate on our various channels. Heart failure plays a different role in each of our moderators' lives, but our community serves as a place for all to connect and share with one another.
We are beyond grateful for the work these individuals put in to help make this the dynamic and supportive community that it is. We hope you enjoy reading their responses to our questions and learning a bit more about what drives them to help!
Interview with Clair
What role does heart failure play in your life?
My dad suffered heart issues since I can remember and it impacted my life in a great way. As a young girl through when I became an adult, I was always worried about my dad's heart and his lifestyle - it weighed very heavily on my shoulders. In 2018 he passed away after a heart attack and he is sorely missed. He is my constant reminder to look after my heart health and to encourage others to do the same.
Why did you decide to become a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
Being able to be part of a community that creates a safe space and provides support for people in need is like a calling for me. I am so blessed to be in a position where I am able to assist and be a part of this.
What's been your favorite part of being a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
There are few things that bring me as much joy as seeing any of our articles published and reaching the people of our community in a positive and meaningful way. Working for heart-failure.net has been eye-opening and rewarding in so many ways. Seeing the connections made between members and solitude being turned into a community is the most wonderful thing. Community members sharing advice and relating to each other, and our content is the best.
Anything else you want to share with our Heart-Failure.net community members?
I am a single mom, working hard to get my health in a good way, lose some weight and look after my heart better. The cloud of possible heart failure hangs over me. It's been a heavy journey and continues to prove challenging. Eating well and moving more is so much more challenging than I ever expected it to be.
Contribution to Heart-Failure.net
Clair has been contributing to our community for over a year. Here are a few of the articles she has shared with us:
To read all of Clair's articles and read her story about the hardest day of her life- losing her dad, click here.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank YOU, the person reading this. While we no doubt have an amazing team here at Heart-Failure.net, it's your consistent presence and engagement that keep the momentum going. Without you, there wouldn't be much to moderate and we surely wouldn't learn as much as we do. Thank you!
As always, we'd love to hear from you. What brings you to our community? What has your heart failure journey looked like? Feel free to share with us by posting on our site's stories and forums sections.
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