Living Life in the City
Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
One of the reasons I wrote my book, was to possibly help just one family that is going through a medical condition, to let them know they are not alone. Trust me, when you find yourself in that situation you do feel alone, like you are the only person going through this difficult time in your life. I wanted to create something, people can relate to.
My daughter Lauren Meizo was placed on the heart transplant list, and eventually did receive her gift of life. I turned my journal into a book to share our experience living in a hospital and what life is like waiting for an organ transplant.
I received a beautiful comment, from a mother who's daughter will probably be place on the heart transplant list in the near future, who is reading Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant, that I would like to share:
Good morning, I sit here reading your book about half way done. I am going to start the page of Lauren's 23 birthday. I had to put the book down so many times as it brings it so close to home. No one knows until they have a sick laying in the hospital for months on end. I always felt guilty when I didn't want a visitor to come, but was happy with the support. There is a reason God has chosen us mom's to fight the fight for our daughters. Thank you can't wait to meet both you and Lauren as soon as I finish the book, I want to have you sign my copy.
After reading this comment, I felt a sense of accomplishment, I achieved my goal. I messaged her and we chatted about her daughter for a bit. I told her she now has a new friend. I'm here for her if she needs to talk, vent or just plain old bitch at her circumstances. We all need that at times.
I created a Facebook page for this reason. To have a place where you can communicate with others.