Re: My Eight Year Heart Anniversary: true blessing
On Sunday, February 12th, my beautiful family and friends attended my heart collage celebration. We added hearts to my collage project ( section #4) at a local park in our community.
The purpose of the collage; to celebrate my recovery from heat valve replacement and three pace maker surgeries , promote heart awareness & honor family affected by heart/stroke disease.
I thank God for placing the desire in my heart to create the collage.
“It’s Time To Celebrate.. ..my first surgery took place eight years ago: I have soo much to be grateful for.
A couple of years ago , I received a new heart valve( February 12th, 2009) plus a pace maker ( February 16th, 2009). I was born with an abnormal heart valve and developed symptoms at age 42. I notified my doctor, a test was ordered then I received a mechanical valve. Four days later I developed heart blockage . The doctor informed my family that I would need a pace maker to help my heart function. A year later( June 23rd, 2010), my third surgery took place : pace maker revision. My fourth surgery took place on December 21st, 2015; I received new batteries in my pace maker.
I’m so proud of my victory scars: the scar in the middle of my chest represent my recovery from heart valve replacement surgery and the scar located on the right side of my chest represent my recovery from three pace maker surgeries.
I thank God for touching my heart , giving me a second chance at life. Despite my health obstacles, I will continue to share with the world ,what God is doing in my life and encourage heart patients to keep moving forward, focus on the positive and never, never lose hope.
American Heart Month and my Heart Anniversary ( 8 years) will take place in a couple of weeks. I’m thanking God right now for sending the resources from the community to help me continue my mission;
advocating for the uninsured, promoting heart awareness , raising funds for medical research and providing support to heart/stroke patients and their caregivers. To my beautiful family & friends, Thanks for being apart of my heart journey.