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Feb 7

Posted by: ACHA
2/7/2013 4:08 PM  RssIcon

Hi my name is Kimberly and I was born in August 1980 in Hollywood Florida. I was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries. At the age of 4 months I had to get a cardiac cath done and during the test I ended up having a stroke. It led me to have learning disabilities.

Because of my stroke I ended up having problems finding jobs. When I was in school I was in classes for people with learning disabilities. But the outcome of all this is that I'm a healthy 32-year-old who has a mom that supports me. I have a 2-year-old puppy who is my best friend and is like having a child.

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