Broken Heart is a story based on the author’s medical experience. Martha Ramirez penned the story for children after her own heart surgery. Perhaps it could help a child you know understand their own medical issues.
On March 11th of 2013, my life completely changed. Well, to be more precise, it was the year 2012 in October. In October, after undergoing Holter monitor testing and an echocardiogram (echo), my cardiologist discovered my heart was enlarged. After extensive testing and a conference held by the top specialists in San Francisco, they concluded open-heart surgery was needed to correct a congenital heart defect we never knew I had.
Wow. A congenital heart defect? Me?
To read the article and learn more about the children’s book, click here.