Name: Nicole Winstead
Age at time of Dissection: 71
Type of Dissection: Both Ascending and Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 13 December 2012
Tell Us Your Story:

My name is Nicole Winstead and I am a different type of survivor of Aortic Dissection. My father fell victim at the age of 71 and died of Aortic Dissection on 12/16/2012. I was left to survive with the pain and confusion of what just happened to him and to me and the ones this condition had left behind. I have decided that through my continued pain and grief in order to make sense of this I must understand it and help others to understand as well.

I do not like the fact this condition is an abrupt and seemingly silent assassin. I would like to educate and help others make sense of what could POSSIBLY be tragic through awareness and education.

Please help me to help you to help us with others who are potentially in danger. Please contact me via email or via phone 501-436-9562 (google#)
Thank you for your time…

P.S. the most tragic part for me, my father was a physician and walked into the emergency room diagnosing himself. The signs were there he just did not yell loud enough for help!