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Heart disease campaign aims to save lives of local Latinas
Bakersfield Californian

Theresa Camarena wakes up every morning and tells her kids she loves them. She no longer cooks fried food but instead steams a variety of vegetables for dinner every night and uses the oven regularly.

The 46-year-old has suffered two mild heart attacks in the past two years. “I was scared and I was crying but I couldn’t verbally say anything,” Camarena said, describing the last time she was in the hospital a year ago. “All I was thinking was, ‘I’m going to die, I don’t want to die.’”