Charleston, SC Heart survivor, Katie Hinson, is sharing her story in a big way in the Charleston community. She is featured on the cover of the April issue of Skirt Magazine!
Katie Hinson’s story is one of survival, compassion and the healing power of creativity. At 5 years old, the Charleston native underwent open heart surgery to treat a congenital heart condition. As a child, Katie used art as a therapeutic tool to process everything around her, and she is now using art to help others.
Katie is now an art therapist at MUSC Health and is teaming up with the American Heart Association on a community art project: Strokes for Strokes. The project helps stroke survivors and caregivers heal through art. The incredible art will be displayed at the Charleston Heart Ball where Katie will be honored alongside stroke survivors and caregivers on April 12th. Read the full article featured in Skirt Magazine.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.