Pulmonary Embolism Awareness
A True Measure of Success
The Marcus Martin Foundation wants to bring awareness to Pulmonary Embolism, which is what took Marcus' life, at the age of 25. According to WebMD:
When a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs, it’s called a pulmonary embolism (PE). The clot blocks the normal flow of blood.
If the clot is big or the artery is clogged by many smaller clots, a pulmonary embolism can be fatal.
Pulmonary embolisms usually travel to the lungs from a deep vein in the legs. Doctors call this “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT). These clots develop when the blood can’t flow freely through the legs because your body is still for a long time, say during a long flight or drive. It might also happen if you’re on bed rest after surgery or illness.