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Published my book to help others

Hello All,

   I would like to share my book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant.  This book was created from a journal my daughter and myself wrote in when we were living in the hospital waiting for her gift of life a new heart.  We lived in the hospital for close to 16 months off and on.  I published our journal to help other's that are living in the hospital or if you are going to be placed on the transplant list.  It could answer many questions on the total process.  I have had so many people this book has helped them understand what could happen.  You can find my book on Amazon or you can go to my site  If you know anyone that could benefit from this book please pass it on.

With warm wishes


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Blessed Thanksgiving

I have been blessed
And I feel like I’ve found my way
I thank God for all I’ve been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed

~ Martina McBride; Blessed

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I have lived a blessed life, and have met so many wonderful people, many that will never know how beautifully they have touched my soul. I’m forever grateful to those that have been with me for some part of my journey ….. whether for a moment or a lifetime. Everyday I keep all of you in my prayers, but today, I publicly send you my love and ask God to bestow His blessings on all of you.

Today is Thanksgiving and yesterday was my birthday ……. 11 of them have now come and passed. That’s ELEVEN extra Thanksgivings and Birthdays that God has given me. All thanks to my HERO – my heart DONOR, thanks to my world class medical team, thanks to my family and thanks to my friends. And, a special thank you to my heart donor’s family. You have my everlasting gratitude and love.

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Cold World ?

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

~ Lucy Larcom

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Suicide Survivor Day

“Suicide doesn’t end the pain, only passes the pain on to someone else.”

Today is International Suicide Survivor Day. It is a day when the friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. This day always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

Depression is real!

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hello im new here on this site. I had a question for everyone. I finally got to meet with the transplant team and so far did some tests. I will be getting a call or letter saying when i am going to be on the list. Social worker says after 3 years my medicare will drop and so will all my other insurances i have will drop too. I have medicare, medicaid and ssi. What do you do when you have no insurance and no way to pay for meds that are over $3,000 a month. This is why i am on gov. help. i think its stupid and not fair. please help.

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