heart transplant, organ donation,
My name is Lynne Robitaille, Author of "Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant"
When I published my book, the goal was to help at least one family that may be going through the same situation as our family was in. Help understand the organ transplant process, our fears and the medical procedures with all the bumps in the road.
Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant became an Amazon Best Seller in the Organ Transplant category. I would like to share a beautiful comment a customer wrote:
5.0 out of 5 stars I love books and wanted a copy to take with me ...
Wow! I don't know where to start. I got the news from my cardiologist that I needed to meet with his "Heart Team" because my heart is failing and has changed a lot in the past few years. I knew my symptoms weren't normal but I really wanted to hear I was out of shape. Not that my heart was failing. Within a few hours of my diagnosis I wanted more information but I wanted to hear it from a patient. Someone with true life experience was what I was searching for. I did a search online and found Lynne and Lauren's book. I bought the Kindle version and started reading that night. Then I just had to have the paperback. I'm old fashioned, I love books and wanted a copy to take with me to the hospital in the future because I could feel the strength and hope in the text after the first few pages.
I have 5 kids at home and read only when they were in bed so I took my time but putting it down was difficult. I wanted to know what the next journal writing was going to say! As a mom and a mom of a son with a heart condition and an ICD and Pacemaker, I connected with Lynne instantly. Her strength, raw emotion and honesty throughout the book was amazing. As a woman with a heart condition, ICD/Pacemaker and now looking at a heart transplant, I connect with Lauren, too. Her struggles outweigh mine x10 but her strength, honesty and determination give me hope. This book is real! It's emotional. It shows that life sucks and you have to take each day as it comes. You have to live in the moments and enjoy every good thing. I will take this book with me. I plan on highlighting (in my good ol' paperback) each of the triumphs in Lauren's journey and her smiles. I am beyond encouraged by this book!
I recommend this book to anyone that needs encouragement to fight and stay strong through ANY life struggle. Heart condition or not, this is a beautifully written story of real life and I am so thankful I found it. Now I am getting a copy for my mom. :)
We had the pleasure of meeting Rob Gronkkowski (GRONK) during Lauren's 2nd transplant and for me it was a thrill listening to him read a passage from book. We exchanged signatures, Rob signed my Patriot jersey and I signed my book for him.
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