Have you ever had to deal with a difficult family illness? Are you caring for a loved one? Leticia Madrigal lost her father after suffering a heart attack caused by heatstroke. Years earlier her mom was told she had six months to live due to her unmanaged Type 2 Diabetes since then she’s transformed her health and her family’s health. It was during this difficult health encounter that she decided to Launch Ámate Ahora. She took this tragic event to be a voice for health in her community, and she will share with you how she was able to turn tragedy into power and peace of mind.
Love Yourself Now, Tomorrow May Be Too Late…
Leticia Madrigal, M.A. Principal Industrial-Organizational Psychologist at Madrigal Consulting, Championing Valvular Disease, On-Air Talent: Psychologist Advocate for Our Health, Nutritional Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, and Co-Author of the book series, Today’s Inspired Latina Vol. 3. Leticia coined their mantra, Ámate Ahora, Mañana Puede Ser Muy Tarde. Her dad fell prey to a heat stroke and her mom after facing her mortality has a second chance to live. She turned this tragic event as a moment to bring power and peace of mind to the world by sharing her story by founding Ámate Ahora, Voices for Health. She is the National Spokeswoman for WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Representing 48M women living with heart disease.
Ámate Ahora is mobilizing communities to come to terms with our family health history, to become health champions, eat healthy food, and be active. Empowering families to be proactive worldwide. This talk tells the story of how she became a champion for health and why you should too.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.