Help is heartfelt

Di Videky of Belmont with a picture of her husband Miles. Picture: Martin Kennealey |www.communitypix.com.au d425651
Di Videky of Belmont with a picture of her husband Miles. Picture: Martin Kennealey |www.communitypix.com.au d425651

She will honour his memory in the New York Marathon as an ambassador for the Heart Foundation, with the goal of raising $10,000 for research.

She is already halfway to that fundraising goal, helped in part by a recent international sports donation from the City of Belmont.

Di said she could be consumed with questions or get out and do something positive.

Miles Videky was a non-smoking, personal trainer free of health problems when he died aged 42 on November 14, 2011, on Jacob’s Ladder.

‘While I can sit here and ask questions I may never find the answers to, I know Miles would want me to |continue living and continue his dream of making a difference in people’s lives,’ she said.

Di is a registered nurse of 30 years and specialises in coronary disease, intensive care, cardiac rehabilitation and donor co-ordination.

‘Miles and I were always training for something ” events, health and wellness, social aspects and then it developed into a business,’ she said.

She has been training four to six times a week under the guidance of a physiotherapist and coach.

‘I could not have done this without the support of amazing friends and family and I know when I cross the finish line in New York they will be just as happy and proud as I will be,’ she said.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, with 45,600 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2011 ” one every 12 minutes.

In Perth’s south-east, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease is considered to be low at 16.5 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Health Survey for 2011-12.

The national average is 21.5 per cent and Perth’s inner suburbs have the lowest prevalence of just 10.7 per cent, while the Mandurah area has the highest prevalence of CVD in the State, closely followed by the Wheatbelt, at 27.5 per cent and 26.5 per cent respectively.

Visit https://2014newyork marathon.everydayhero.com/au/di-videky if you can help with a donation.