Since I found out about my CHD, I pay attention to my body and its limits.
Although I had open heart surgery in my 20s and 30s, today I feel strong and hopeful for the future.
Even at my lowest point, I never gave up, and I inspire others ... to do the same.
I have been given the best gift of all, a new heart and life.
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