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True Stories of Good People

Nov 27, 2019

Thirteen years ago, Lisa’s mother died at the age of 64 from congestive heart failure in a tiny hospital room in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother’s death reflected a disturbing and persistent trend in communities across the United States – that black women die every day at alarming and disproportionate rate, and at far younger ages than their peers from largely preventable illnesses. This tragic and personal loss made Lisa notice that not a lot was being done to address this terrible trend — so she did something about it herself.