On February 1, 2010, Cindy Dobbs was at an auto body repair shop where she was dropping her car off to get some work done, when suddenly, with no warning or symptoms, she collapsed to the floor in cardiac arrest. The Shop Manager, Don Carlen, quickly performed CPR on her and saved her life. When the paramedics arrived, they shocked her with the paddles five times and she was rushed to the hospital.
With family and friends by her side around the clock, after seven days in a coma, doctor’s concluded that Cindy had suffered from a Thyroid Storm, the rarest and deadliest form of thyroid attack. Doctors were still concerned about her heart, so before she was allowed to go home, they decided to implant a defibrillator into Cindy’s chest to assure that this type of incident did not happen again.
After many trips to the doctor in the months to follow, Cindy endured three additional surgeries and eventually had her entire thyroid removed.
Today, Cindy is dedicating her time and efforts to educating others about the potential dangers of the thyroid gland. Many people simply do not know what it does and what it is capable of. Cindy is living proof that“What you don’t know could kill you.”
The Foundation is currently raising funds to purchase test kits that will be given at no charge to those with no insurance so they will have the opportunity to know if they are at-risk of a thyroid disorder. Then they will be able to take a proactive approach to their own thyroid health.
Thyroid Awareness Foundation is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
If you would like to help Cindy spread the
word to others and support the Thyroid
Awareness Foundation,please contact
THYROID AWARENESS FOUNDATION
PO Box 210446
Bedford, TX 76095
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Cindy Dobbs, President/Treasurer
Don Carlen, Vice-President
Linda Booth, Secretary
Miss Oklahoma-International 2012
Miss Piedmont's Outstanding Teen 2013 & Miss Heartland 2015
Mrs. Northridge-United States