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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

Lean on Me

When most people hear the title of this article, they cannot help, but recall the song by the same title, written by Bill Withers, in 1972. The song reached number one status in the US, performed by Club Nouveau,  … Continue reading

Count Your Blessings

Many times we find ourselves in a situation that is pressing or unfavorable. It can be anything from an economic misfortune, a bad health report or a change in our relationship status. When we are faced with such adversity it… Continue reading

Lessons from a Child

This was written by a 3rd grade child in Brandon, Fl.  The teacher follows my blog and forwarded it to me.  This was the actual message.

German, Our first week of school we read this book… Continue reading

7 Steps for a Happier Life

We all have bad days and good days.  Sometimes the bad days seem to linger a little bit longer than we would want and it even puts us in a rut.  No matter what is happening in our… Continue reading

German (Sal) & Milja Saldarriaga
Fort Mill, SC

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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