heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
AUTHOR, Ali Weinberg Barton
In 2012, after multiple failed in vitro fertilization cycles, Ali Weinberg Barton finally becomes pregnant. However, early in the pregnancy she experiences troubling symptoms. Finally, at 21 weeks, she is taken by ambulance to a major Boston hospital where she is told she's in acute heart failure.
Early in her hospitalization, a team of cardiologists and OB/GYN physicians from one of Boston's most reputable hospitals give Ali a choice: abort the pregnancy, or both she and her son will likely die. Against the counsel of her doctors and her family, Ali refuses to end the pregnancy she and her husband had tried so hard to achieve.
Ali's memoir chronicles a story of hope, heartbreak and eventual survival against long odds for her son Ethan and herself. In it, she shares the details of her life-threatening journey through a dangerous pregnancy and subsequent heart transplant.
5.0 out of 5 stars
***** I started to read a chapter or two.
I read until the end of the authors notes because I literally could not put it down.
This was a reboot to my soul.
Grab some tissues, a bottle of water, and be ready for touching bursts of humor and moments that any mother can relate to.
***** Ali Barton Weinberg’s touching and inspirational memoir brings you face-to-face with life’s most difficult decisions. Her courage and love for her unborn child lead her on a journey that is filled with hope, tears, humor and the will to survive against heavy odds. A real page turner that you will not want to put down!
Lauren and I have had the pleasure of meeting the Author. Ali came to the hospital for a check up and she stopped in Lauren's room for a visit. Ali is such an inspirational person who knows what she wants in her lifetime.
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