My open heart survey and my scar are who I am and I love it!!!!
by Kimberley Brown-Smith
My name is Kimberley Brown-smith I had open heart surgery at Stanford university medical center on February 22, 1974 .I am 45 years old and on my birthday I celebrate and i am happy to be here. But birthday #2 my rebirth day ( the day of my open heart surgery) I have charity called the Red Dress Ball where I raise money to give to other children and families like me. I belong to the zipper club and I'm very proud of my scar its who I am and my surgery has impacted my life. I plan to write a children's book to help children post - open heart surgery on how to feel and belong with their special heart. I also am writing a book called affairs of the heart. About my life and the affairs of my heart literally and figurative. I would love to talk with anyone needing help or advise or just to talk regarding life after surgery. I love my heart and I want everyone else to know that you too can be happy and normal ,but a little different then everyone else because you are in the special club . When your heart is opened you will always find love.......