About German (Sal) Saldarriaga

Life Experience

  • Retired New York City police officer
  • longtime practitioner and collector of magic and member of International Brotherhood of Magicians
  • student pilot and flight enthusiast
  • coping with heart disease since 1996
  • had defibrillator/pacemaker implanted in Oct 2003
  • married in 2004
  • moved to South Carolina 2006
  • form award-winning barbecue competition team
  • became gravely ill August 2009
  • had Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted in September 2009
  • Shortly after having LVAD implanted, started rigorous exercise and rehabilitation program, with the determination to become eligible for a heart transplant.
  • Amazing weight loss the over 80 pounds, and still losing
  • Drew motivation, positive thinking, faith, new outlook on life, in the ultimate effort to achieve what seemed as an impossible goal, which was reached in and unbelievably fast time.
  • Received heart transplant September 2010.
  • Dedicates great amount of time in counseling heart disease, LVAD and soon to be heart transplant patients.  Motivates and empowers people with his proven methods for success, accomplishment, love of life, stress reduction, healing, conquering fears and self-confidence.
  • Active member of church and community
  • avid supporter and fundraiser for cardiac rehabilitation centers
  • researcher in discipline of self development and improvement

Video after my heart transplant

I invite you to join me in this amazing journey of enlightenment and discovery as we boost our limits. German (Sal) Saldarriaga is available for lectures, consulting, life coaching, motivational speaking, interviews and appearances.
sal@magicsecretsoflife.com

 

German (Sal) & Milja Saldarriaga
Fort Mill, SC
sal@magicsecretsoflife.com

I am available for lectures, consulting, life coaching, motivational speaking, interviews and appearances.

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My Life Experience

  • Retired New York City police officer
  • coping with heart disease since 1996
  • had defibrillator/pacemaker implanted in Oct 2003
  • had Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implanted in September 2009
  • Received heart transplant September 2010.
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