Meet Your Moderators: Morgan Drutchas
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 Morgan
What role does heart failure play in your life?
A big one. I am someone who had a massive SCAD-induced heart attack at 35, so my whole life changed as a result of heart failure overnight when others were building families, careers, etc.
Why did you decide to become a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
I thought it was a good way to connect with others and build community.
What's been your favorite part of being a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
Seeing how I can help educate others and seeing so many similar sentiments expressed. It truly helps to not feel so alone, especially there are not really heart failure support groups like there are for other chronic conditions.
What has your support system been like throughout your journey as a patient or caregiver?
My family and friends have tried. But this is something that I think you cannot truly understand until you've lived it. My therapist who specializes in helping people who have chronic conditions has been a lifesaver.
Anything else you want to share with our Heart-Failure.net community members?
I am so happy to connect with you! If there is information or anything else that can be done to help you please let Amani and/or John know. I think all of us want to contribute to making life easier for people with this disease.
Contribution to Heart-Failure.net
Morgan has been contributing to our community for over a year. Here are a few of the articles she has shared with us:
Disability: What You Need to Know
The Younger Heart Failure Patient
Managing Dietary Restrictions
Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress
The Pelvic Floor
To read all of Morgan's articles about her life with congestive heart failure, 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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