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An Amazing Journey of a Heart Transplant Survivor

This story was forwarded to my wife by a co-worker, who know my story and was moved by my recovery. This woman has not only recovered, but actually is living her life to the fullest. When life gives you a… Continue reading

It is time for Change!

Some people welcome change, while others defy it.  Change is happening all around us, it is part of our lives and part of the world that we live in.  We sometimes have advance notice of change that is… Continue reading

Lub Dub, Lub Dub (the sound of a heartbeat)

(This article written by Milja Saldarriaga)

 

Lub Dub, Lub Dub.  That’s the sound of a heart beat.  Look it up in the internet.  It states that normal heartbeats can be described as lub dub, lub dub.… Continue reading

How much do you value yourself?

If someone was to ask you, how much are you worth? Most people would immediately think of the monetary value of their assets and resources.  It is normal to get this type of response from people.  If the… Continue reading

One mailbox, at a time (the road to recovery).

Dave receives a "Daisy" award

Prior to getting the LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), implanted in me, I was on the verge of dying. I am not over dramatizing this, one of the cardiologist actually told my family and me,… Continue reading

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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