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After surviving a rare coronary artery dissection and massive heart attack while nine months pregnant, Nefertari has devoted her life to uplifting other heart patients and promoting heart health awareness.

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What Can Go Wrong Sometime Does

Because of my rare, life-threatening heart condition, I took up writing to comfort myself. And then I noticed that some people were interested in what I had to say. Recently, I was given this opportunity to be Healthline.com’s heart health advocate and blogger and I thought, “Awesome!” The very next week, my laptop shattered. I said, “No problem,” and began typing the posts on my Blackberry. Then it died as well. I said, “No problem,” and went to the local library to access the posts I’d emailed myself, but my email account was blocked. HA! 

Defeated? No, not I! I found a way. I bought a new Blackberry, changed my email provider, and started from scratch. I had been homeless as a child not once, but three times. I have gone nights without food. I had moved 19 times in 19 years as a kid. When I was 21, I had a lump removed from my left breast. When I finally got married and life started looking good, my mother suffered a massive stroke, which left her paralyzed. Less than a year later, I suffered a rare coronary artery dissection, which lead to a massive heart attack.

Some would look at my life and think that I’m the unluckiest person on earth, but some will see what I see. I moved 19 times as a kid, which allowed me to go to different schools and meet tons of unique people—many of whom I’m still friends with today. When I talk to someone who is going through a rough time, I’m able to empathize with them because I have been there. My mother had a massive stroke, but she is still here with me and I love her and appreciate her more than ever. I suffered a rare condition—and SURVIVED! That’s a half-full glass if you ask me.

Not only was I blessed to have five babies, but I was spared so I could spend more time with them. I’m sure my son thinks I’m losing it when I hug him for five minutes straight every morning, but I just can’t get enough of him. I don't know what my future holds, but I will continue to spread my message of survival and love until my time is up.


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After surviving a heart attack, Nefertari has devoted her life to promoting heart health awareness.

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