Dinner With Heart Gala

dinner-with-heart1dinner-with-heart2Two hundred guests attended this farm-to-table event, at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake. Kyra Smithlin, a Puyallup mom whose heart stopped in December 2013, was the passionate speaker. Her 9-year-old son Bryce jumped into action and called 911, and then an operator coached her husband on performing CPR. At the hospital, doctors shocked Kyra’s heart 40 times in an effort to restart it and miraculously she pulled through. Kyra was born with a heart condition that she was unaware of until last December.

The event raised $132,600 for the American Heart Association. All proceeds from Dinner with Heart benefit the local American Heart Association and support funding for cardiovascular research, community education and advocacy.