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From Camper to Counselor

by Cassandra Reinbold on Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Two weeks after I was born, the doctor came rushing in with more doctors behind him during my check-up to discover I had a special heart. Appointment after appointments, they discovered I was born with an unrepairable ventricular septal defect. My first surgery was when I was five months old and my second surgery was when I was a year and five months old.

When I was an adult, my sinus node began to fail, so I had my third open heart surgery when I was 25 to get my pacemaker to keep the beat of my heart regular. The surgeries have given me so much potential to do things in life; if I didn’t have such a great team of doctors and support from family and friends, I wouldn’t have been able to get as far as I have in life.

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