This week on The Young and the Restless, Jill Abbott Atkinson suffered a heart attack.
The warning signs were all there, but ignored.
It is a very common fact and reality that hits women suddenly. For this story as we previously posted, Y&R partnered with the American Heart Association and gave venerable and beloved actress Jess Walton (Jill) the nod to be the vessel to tell this story on-air on the number one soap opera.
Following the episode that Jill learns what she now must live with a heart condition; a PSA from CBS Cares and the American Heart Association was played featuring Jess. In addition, throughout the week there were several key touching and informational scenes between Jill and her on-screen son, Billy played by Jason Thompson.
Watch the PSA here and then after the jump some of the scenes surrounding the aftermath of Jill’s heart attack after the jump. Let us know if you are enthusiastic that Y&R is again telling an important medical and social issue of our time in the comment section below and using the character of Jill in which to tell it.