This page is simply about my story as a young dad living with CAD (Coronary Artery Disease). My purpose for this website is to share my stories, thoughts and findings to the world. I was recently diagnosed with CAD at the age of 33, and alongside my beautiful wife, we have two young children. Being diagnosed with heart disease as a young father has brought about many emotions, fears, uncertainties, realizations and education opportunities.I simply hope to share those with others that may be in a similar position, or perhaps anyone that seeks to understand and potentially prevent heart disease for themselves or those that they love. I am not a doctor and have no medical background. These are simply my experiences, findings and stories as a DAD with CAD.
After being diagnosed with CAD, I began researching the internet, looking for other young adults that had a similar experience. I was seeking hope, inspiration, and most importantly information. What I found was that if I was 60-90 years old, there was endless information about those living with heart disease. What I didn’t find was much information for a 33 year old husband and father of two young children living with (and fearing) the future of a life with coronary artery disease. So, this blog is my attempt at helping other young adults that may be faced with a similar situation. I hope to appeal not just to young dads, but to all young adults who may be faced with a future of living with heart disease.
If you have read this far, I simply thank you for taking the time to learn about my purpose for this site. If you continue to read my blog, I hope that you find it insightful, educational, helpful, and dare I even say enjoyable!
Mark Poniatowski (DAD with CAD)