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Artists -- on David Bloom so.
David Bloom was NBC correspondent embedded with the third infantry division covering the war in Iraq in 2003.
And I got that horrible some common -- once again they develop this song.
All of -- faculty -- deep vein thrombosis which I'll say yeah machine you all the machine was the bloom mobile they called -- the Columbia.
But it was sort of a rugged high tech vehicle that -- -- built in satellite.
System -- -- they can transmit live from the battlefield as the war unfolded and as we all watched the war on television.
All art that is used convoys of -- And.
American forces stricken across -- doesn't.
And he was right there rhythm and shove the excess -- and -- -- -- mobile he was right there is remarkable -- up to the despair they were the first trip to head and you know they were on the Baghdad border when.
You know his life was taken.
On the bitter irony is that in the midst of a war or something inside his -- -- took his life.
But yet those are entitled indelible images in my mind -- -- the wind blowing in and what -- -- -- NN.
In a tank to the -- of us.
As I'm very you know returns you marry him.
There is a great congress ever on all time.
Wonderful senator -- used to.
Another word used to tolerant me.
Neither is terrific and there was a great reporter time then what happened and then.
Well I -- the bomb that live within a somebody because he had a blood clot in -- -- And didn't know it and then that clot broke free travel to the lungs and became a clot in the lungs which is called pulmonary embolism PE.
And it took his life.
And I got that horrible metals and I com that he had died of course my thoughts immediately turned to.
War related injury -- you know something's -- with that.
So it was all the more shocking to find out that deep vein thrombosis have taken his life at at age 39 you know with three little girls home and so is tragic and -- story.
Horrible -- Yes and what I found out after the fact hypothesis one of those freak things that -- -- and found out that actually two million Americans about the -- each year.
Americans die each year from this -- condition.
Which is more than aids and breast cancer combined so it's -- It's this huge numbers staggering number from something that I had never heard of before.
And something that can be prevented.
What is still governor.
-- doctor area.
And -- a little bit more about it we we've been working up her nine year history -- awareness about the condition.
-- -- reaching you know your audience is so critical because people don't.
Don't know about it in our -- -- that you had.
Well David mentioned his legs were -- in that was his.
You know his only complaint in the middle of this horrible horrible war and he called two nights before he died in taking on sit in on top of the tank tonight to stretch my -- cap -- it and cramping.
And that seem so innocuous it's time I mean.
We didn't realize that actually can be a warning sign.
That he lost is like two days later so I wish I wish I was known then what I know now what -- a cramps and well it can feel akin to mimic -- and usually it's -- one Blake not both.
And it can feel like pain tenderness swelling.
But 50% of the time.
There are no symptoms when it's -- Atlantic so it's -- fairly insidious condition.
When it hits the lungs you will feel it it can feel like shortness of breath or can be even.
A greater sensation chest pain like maybe as if you're having a heart attack.
So you'll know that when it hits the lungs that at a time it hits the -- you only have a 50%.
Chance of surviving net incidental travel.
Horrible leg cramps all -- and Alltel off but (%expletive) off I think it's from exercise which federal laws you and that I held -- dramatic shortness of breath.
-- are sitting -- -- my name is sometimes.
I'm preparing to -- -- pleased.
Well you know it's interesting because I know that you are fighting the good fight with cancer and this year emphasis actually is on cancer patients.
And -- heightened risk for developing DDT because cancer.
Changes the clotting factors in -- system.
-- scheme wound as does surgeries and sort of laying around in a hospital that not moving on keeping that speculation -- what has died accidentally.
Obesity obesity is another lifestyle risk factor for TD TF it's too much pressure on the news detainees who -- -- in your life and you banks.
And so smoking.
Obesity -- over the age of forty just as we age template becomes a little more sluggish.
And then some medical risk factors again our hospital stays surgery.
It's the number one cause of preventable hospital -- well -- -- -- a -- -- Well flying is.
If you sit for a long period time without getting that blood flowing in your lower extremities.
And some people pop xanax -- have a glass of wine and -- asleep they're not moving.
They become dehydrated.
These are risk factors coming together in facts David's.
Risk factors were almost identical to that in that.
He was sleeping every night in this tank with its knees -- -- -- And restricting that -- circulation lags so people who are on -- -- car ride.
Or along plane ride should be pumping their feet moving around drinking lots of water.
So anybody residents symptoms.
All -- that.
They should be checked by a doctor decision to determine if you have -- -- to determine if you if out of the Durham.
Simple ultrasound so that just run a well I don't know on that I'm -- And look for a -- and it's a noninvasive simple procedure.
And really you don't wanna run right -- and check unless you have one -- that's giving you trouble.
Or you have.
Higher risk category if you can combined three or more -- these risk factors together that's when you might be -- something.
-- -- -- -- So accidentally on -- went from about a thing.
I'm bourses all brother girls under the the twins -- nine and my little one was three she's about a year younger and then why it.
In fact you probably don't remember that you announced her birth on the radiant heat it and -- -- a lot of parents heard it before we can't expect.
It is really -- it.
Our I think you in the data to come on in this and then he's having his unit there at the hospital soldiers so they're going to front -- -- broader kimono on nine trillion and -- seventeen and a graduate from high school of this -- preservative in mariner.
I did I married a great -- I -- McNulty and he was also Whittington had to young children so I don't have -- -- -- we took a that's like the Brady Bunch saw -- working well it's really working -- Don it's not enough.
No I'm glad you brought that up -- because I feel like I.
I have such sad tale but it's you know it's a positive -- life can't go on when you now face tragedy so it's a positive.
-- terrific it is.
That to even know -- been -- a move on shall there of new chapter in those calls some.
-- Davis memory alive in the afternoons from some scope structure to do things you have to notes now.
Thank you and I -- one instance -- -- have fallen like the saint.
In his memory sort of a foundation -- money you know we don't raise money we raise awareness because.
And we want.
We don't want people to finance that DDT terrible way that we -- and 300000 us from something -- analysts is ridiculous.
We have a website.
Prevents TVT dot org.
And it's filled with resources and information about this.
Did you get involved in -- -- in March Madness at all our a little bit yeah I've march my March Madness is DDT awareness month side.
And have a lot of time to focus on the gains and my kids all fill -- those childhood and yeah.
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