Why Manna Industries Wears Red| Manna Industries Supports Women’s Heart Health and Wants to Help Spread Awareness|
About Me, Paige
Hi there, my name is Paige Cote. I have the privilege of being an employee and Assistant Manager at Manna Salon, while working closely with Manna Industries. Manna Industries and Manna Salon have chosen to support Women's Heart Health; which just so happens to be the number one killer of women. I myself hold this very close to my heart (pun absolutely intended) because I suffer from a congenital heart defect from birth and other heart issues in my young adult years.
Marcie, Manna Industries, & Their Support
During my time in hair school is when I met Marcie, my favorite teacher! It was about halfway through my time in Hair School when I found out that I would need to have my first heart surgery. Marcie was there every step of the way, checking in, calling and just being a good friend and teacher. After graduation I kept in contact with Marcie but went a separate way to another salon. During my few years there I had a second surgery from an infection that took over my heart. This was due to negligence on the doctors/professionals end. I had coded, been brought back to life and spent 34 days in the hospital with months of recovery.
Marcie continued to check in and be a great person to talk to, as well as donating to my Go Fund Me and apologizing for not being able to make it to my fundraiser, although her support was more than enough. She is a busy woman, but always finds time for people she loves and cares about. Marcie too, has a heart murmur and has heart issues that she does have to follow as well. I would like to think that we have those same two traits and not only do we have things that are wrong with our physical hearts, we have huge loving metaphorical hearts.
Our Future Goals
The Women's Heart Health Association was a no brainer for Marcie when it came to what association she wanted to support. In the upcoming months we will be choosing a fun red pop of color, and some Manna Cosmetics items to give a percentage of sales back to the association. We will also find some other fun ways to donate and bring Manna Salon, Manna Industries and the public closer to such an amazing cause.
Supporting a cause like this is so important when you have a great role in your community or a platform to do so. I am so humbled that I was chosen to help write this little piece to tell only some of my story. Women deserve more than anything in the world to have access to regular checkups for their health; especially heart health, echos, EKG’s and much more. If I have one piece of advice for anyone struggling with any kind of medical issue it’s to be your own advocate, you know your body better than anyone and make sure you listen to it.
Marcie's mission has always been to help women feel beautiful, so why not support an association where we can solely help women with such a serious cause.
Please look forward into the next months and years as we grow our support with Women's Heart Health as well as other Associations. There are so many amazing things coming. I am so very blessed to have been given a second chance at life and a second chance to work with such a wonderful person that is, Marcie.