Post Surgery, Dedicated to my Mom

This picture was taken, right before we left the hospital to come home. Even through it all, we smiled The next few days were a blur, all I can remember was being in pain. I had an IV in both hands, one in my neck, a chest tube, oxygen…and of course my new incision into my sternum, which separated my ribs, and provided access to my heart.  Needless to say, I was a mess. The only

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Once again, I was with God: My second Open Heart Surgery

When I started Imperfectly Perfect in 2011, I never thought there would come a time where I had to be the one sharing my story. Of course I was always open about my life, specifically my heart disease, but I never really thought the day would come that I had a major surgery and turned to iP not only to tell my story, but for support. Since I was younger, visiting the Cardiologist in the

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The beginning of iP & my “thank you’s”

As my first blog post, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has ever supported Imperfectly Perfect,  myself, and my partner Arin. When I thought to create this organization, I didn’t stop to think where it would lead me, I just knew I had to start it. I was 22 years old, had my fourth heart surgery coming up, and was sitting talking to my mom about my thoughts regarding

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