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KimberlyG, February 12,  2021  8:26am EST

My Story of Survival

Today, is a special day. On February 12th, 2009 ( 12 years ago) ,

I received a mechanical valve in my heart .


I Thank God for saving my life and giving me the courage to share my story of triumph and healing.


My Journey: Timeline

February 12th, 2009:

Heart Valve Replacement; received mechanical valve

February 16TH, 2009:

First pacemaker surgery: due to permanent blockage in the lower chamber of my heart

June 23rd, 2010

Second pacemaker surgery: right lead replaced

December 2015:

Third pacemaker surgery; received new




I encourage every survivor throughout the community to keep pushing through the low moments, pray daily, stay connected with people who love you, believe in you, keep your medical team informed of any changes occurring within your body and to never, lose hope. ( my website)

I’m so grateful for the love and support I continue to receive from my family, neighbors, friends, church community, and medical team.

Special recognition: American Heart Association, Edwards Lifesciences and Heart Valve Voice.

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, February 12,  2021  9:28am EST

    Good morning,

    Thank you for sharing your story with the Support Network! We are so happy for you and that you are feeling so much better. Please keep us updated on how you're feeling!

    Congratulations & Best Wishes,

    AHA Moderator

  • KimberlyG
    KimberlyG, February 12,  2021  3:38pm EST

    Thank you very  much. I appreciate your kindness

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