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New book gives a human face to children with congenital heart disease
Date:2/21/2008

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The Web site for My Heart vs. the Real World (www.heartkidsproject.org) is a blog/message forum for families and children with CHD. It also includes images and excerpts from the book to increase awareness of CHD in the general public.

Max Gerber gives us an as-yet-unseen glimpse into the hearts and minds of children and young adults who are growing up with congenital heart defects, explains Mona Barmash, President of the Congenital Heart Information Network. The hauntingly beautiful photography accurately portrays the thought provoking reality of their experience.

The author intends to donate a portion of his proceeds from the sale of the book to charities serving pediatric heart patients.


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