Strength in a Heartbeat


Strength in a Heartbeat

Diary of a Heart Transplant

This book is a true, real life account of what it is to hear “your daughter’s heart is failing; we are going to place her on the heart transplant list.  The journey we were on is nothing like what you see in the movies.  I wish it was.  Nothing prepared us for what our lives would be like for nearly a year and a half.  The doctor’s favorite motto was “this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

Boy did we learn that.

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My daughter, Lauren wrote this…

Finally got the ‘courage’ to start reading my Mom’s book- Strength in a Heartbeat, where I left off.. and I’m blown away with everything I/my family went through. There are things I went through that I had no idea.
Needing an organ transplant is far from how they protray it in the movies. There isn’t that special room in every hospital that just keeps healthy organs ready to go. All coming with zero complications and a lifetime guarantee. HA! Some people may only wait days, others months (I waited 9 months & 16 days) or years, while some never get ‘the call’ or even put on the list.
If you’d like to learn more about our incredible journey and what I had to go through, just to be able to write this post today, check out Lynne Matosky Robitaille new book.. Strength in a Heartbeat.
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Thank you to those who have already purchased & read it! 🖤💜


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Writing from the Heart

I would like to thank the Chicopee Register for such a beautiful article they wrote on my book,
“Strength in a Heartbeat“, Diary of a Heart Transplant.  Thank you Chance Viles writer of the article.
Strength in a Heartbeat, is a journal I kept when my daughter Lauren Meizo was placed on the heart transplant list, living our lives in the hospital.  I am sharing our story in hopes of helping other families living in the same situation we were in.  Living in a hospital is hard, very hard, and lonely.  I want other families to know they are not alone.  I have created a Facebook page; Strength in a Heartbeat, a forum for families to  communicate with each other waiting and also to those who have lived it.  We all need a support system, I am hoping this will become one.
I know I am not the only one who could say this:

I have slept in a hospital chair, window sills and couches.  Skipped meals and cried from fear.  I have become an expert on my child’s condition.  I am a strong advocate that had to make life-changing decisions.         Lynne

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“Strength in a Heartbeat”, Diary of a Heart Transplant, book

The launch of “Strength in a heartbeat”, Diary of a Heart Transplant book, is still in the works. Tomorrow it will be available on Kindle, for everyone who love’s to read  on their devices.  Didn’t forget about you, just took some time.
I would like to “Thank” everyone who has read the book for your kind words on our story.  This is a true story, of being placed and living on the Heart Transplant waiting list.  I published our story for one reason-to help others that are living in the same situation that we were living in.  To let them know they are not alone.  When I would walk around the hospital or sit and just watch my daughter, I felt so alone.  Thought I was the only person with all these feelings of frustrations and loneliness.
If you know anyone that my book could help, please pass this one.  At the end of the book, I created a list of helpful hints of amenities you can ask the hospital you may be staying in.  You would be surprised at what is offered, but you need to ask.  Vouchers for food or parking, just to name one.
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Thank you

My book is published…

Introducing my new book
Strength a Heartbeat
Diary of a Heart Transplant
The book is a journal I wrote when my daughter Lauren Meizo needed a heart transplant. Life, living in a hospital.Thoughts, fears, laughter and crying. The purpose of this book, I would like to help other families living in a hospital, knowing they are not alone. My daughter, my husband and I lived it for more than 18 months, with a lot of family and friends support.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon and also                                        My new web site is created is also up and running. Please visit.

If you know someone who has had a transplant or waiting for one please pass this on.  The book contains our true feeling on what life is like living in a hospital for a lengthy period of time.