I had massive open heart surgery when I was a baby. I nearly died prior to surgery; my heart stopped beating in surgery and the surgeon resuscitated me by pumping my heart with his index finger and thumb; and post surgery my scars got so infected I nearly died again. Twenty-six years later, you’d never know. I’m incredibly appreciative of being alive and I’m incredibly thankful to my pediatric nurse mom (who diagnosed me and was persistent in getting me seen by a cardiac specialist ) and the doctors who treated me.
I’m not sure if it is because of my heart trauma or not, but I love this banner ad from Cleveland Clinic. The action version is even better!
The website is pretty fantastic too. Its clean, streamlined, sociable and succinct.