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|Lori Anne, a national spokesperson for Go Red.|
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Lori Anne Parker-Danley, Ph.D, will share how she survived a heart attack that is usually only diagnosed during autopsies. Hear Lori Anne's amazing story about not one heart attack but two in the span of a few days.
Lori Anne will discuss how she chalked up her early symptoms to a case of the flu but a few days later noticed that her heart was fluttering and decided to search the internet for heart disease symptoms in women. It was then she realized it was a heart attack she’d experienced. Yet, even with her newfound knowledge, Lori Anne didn’t see a doctor.
“When my symptoms started again a few days later, I knew immediately ‘I am having a heart attack.’ I knew something was desperately wrong.”
Lori Anne went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with coronary artery dissections, meaning two of the main arteries to her heart were actually splitting apart. Doctors performed an emergency triple bypass surgery. Afterward, Lori Anne learned how lucky she was to survive. “My condition is usually only diagnosed postmortem. Finding out that so many people don’t survive my condition was intense.”
|"A Bowl of Red Blooms," sculpture by Lori Anne Parker-Danley.|
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More about Lori Anne Parker-Danely
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Lori Anne Parker-Danley, Ph.D., is an artist and writer whose visual work includes painting, sculpture, and, most recently, multi-media installation art. She first began making art in 2003 while living in Binghamton, New York, where she had her first solo painting show in early 2004, which was well received. Later that year, Lori Anne moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she currently lives. She has participated in many local group shows with Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Chromatics Gallery, Ruby Green Studios, and other organizations. Since 2008, she has also organized solo exhibitions at the Nashville Ballet, Rumors Wine and Art Bar, Twist Gallery, Vanderbilt University, and other locations.
She is the recipient of two Innovation Grants, which she received in 2012 and 2013, from Vanderbilt University’s Curb Creative Campus. The first grant was for her ambitious 2012–13 Identity Sculptures Project, a collaborative, public art project involving Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, which combined participants’ writing with her sculpture and culminated in on-campus exhibitions at both the Sarratt Student Center and the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.
The second Innovation Grant was awarded to Lori Anne for her 21st Century Memory and Longing Project, an environmental art installation and public collaboration, is on view on the Vanderbilt University campus beginning March 2015. Lori Anne’s images can be found on the CD covers, website, and professional marketing materials of acoustic fingerstyle guitarist John Danley. By day, she currently works as an editor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to that, she served as editor at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts for four years. At the Frist Center, she also participated in public programming and regularly gave exhibition lectures in the galleries. Lori Anne received her Ph.D. in philosophy, specializing in aesthetics and literary theory, from Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, in 2010. She has recently starting working on a book that explores the phenomenology and aesthetic expressions of embodiment, including the ways medical trauma may cause a person to experience her body as “stranger,” and how the practice of yoga can help a person “re-map” and live in her body again.