If you have been following my blog…


If you have been following my blog new heart new beginnings, first thank you so much. I  have a new site http://www.strengthinaheartbeat.com that I have been writing in. If you follow this blog please go to the new site to sign up to follow that one. I am still writing about me and my daughters adventures from her after a heart transplant, plus alt of new things. So please visit my new site http://www.strengthinaheartbeat.com

Awhile ago, one of my bucket list is to write a book about our journey, It’s done. Check that off the bucket list.  I would love to reconnect with everyone.

Love Lynne

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Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant, why I created my book


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      My book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant was created from a
journal I would write in when Lauren and I were living in Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Ma. waiting for her gift of life, a heart.
So many people encouraged me to turn my journal into a book.  After a long thought process, I decided to do it.  My goal for publishing our story is to help other’s that are living in the same situation we were in.  To help them feel they are not alone.  When we were living in the hospital, many miles away from family and friends, I felt very alone, scared and always wondering what the day would hold for us.  Is it going to be a good day or bad day?  Sitting there watching my daughter connected to so many machines, always feeling like I just want to take her and go home back to our life before this all happened. Asking God, “why” and to please help her, give her the strength to get through another day.  A mother should never have to watch her daughter live this type of life.
When I finally decided to write my book, it was very hard.  I was reliving every day over and over again.  It took me two years to complete the process.  I found a great editor to work with to help perfect the final product.
So now the manuscript is now in book form, time to find a publisher.  I self published from the company Createspace.  This company took me through the process of creating my book cover and formatting my book the way I envisioned it.
I highly recommend this company if someone wants to self publish a book.
I released my book for sale in August 2017, since then it is now selling on Amazon, (paperback and kindle versions), Shop on the Pike Gift Shop in Brigham and Women’s Hospital gift shop and also Odyssey Bookshop.
I am hoping this book will help people understand the organ transplant process and the importance of becoming an organ donor.

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TO SUM IT UP:
I have slept in a hospital chair, window sills and couches.  Skipped meals and cried from fear.  I have become an expert on Lauren’s condition.  I am a strong advocate that had to make life changing decisions.
​    I am a parent of a medically complex Warrior !!!​Lynne Robitaille

It’s Official


“Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant”, Paperback & Kindle Limited Time, Sale Price


For a a limited time,

Strength in a Heartbeat, 

Diary of a Heart Transplant 

 

Paperback copy: Sales price $15.96, regular price $19.95.

 Kindle edition :   Sale price $2.99,  regular price  $5.99

Customer review:

“It captivates your thoughts and draws you into each day, each battle and struggle. Not only do you begin to understand the magnitude of what’s going on, it comes from a mother’s perspective watching what her child is going through. You see the raw life in a hospital where day after day you see improvement only to take major steps back. You will be in awe of the human spirit, the strength of a warrior, whose thirst for life drove her through the day to day challenges receiving a new heart has brought. I encourage you to read this, to learn and understand the strength of our drive to live, to do more than survive, so when life knocks on your door (and it will at some point) you can know the strength to persevere is in there, it’s locked inside, we just need the courage and strength to let our warrior come out to save us”.

Sale price on Kindle, “Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant”


For a a limited time, Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant on Kindle is on sale for

$2.99 regular price $5.99.  Purchase today.

Customer review:

“It captivates your thoughts and draws you into each day, each battle and struggle. Not only do you begin to understand the magnitude of what’s going on, it comes from a mother’s perspective watching what her child is going through. You see the raw life in a hospital where day after day you see improvement only to take major steps back. You will be in awe of the human spirit, the strength of a warrior, whose thirst for life drove her through the day to day challenges receiving a new heart has brought. I encourage you to read this, to learn and understand the strength of our drive to live, to do more than survive, so when life knocks on your door (and it will at some point) you can know the strength to persevere is in there, it’s locked inside, we just need the courage and strength to let our warrior come out to save us”.

 

 

 

 

Educate


Educate, we are always educating people every day.  It could be as simple as giving directions or giving a speech in a filled hall.  We are always looking for something new, better more appealing and in doing so we study different brands, reviews and websites.

Let;s say for instance you buy a new toy for your child.  You open the box, take out all the piece’s, with confidence you try to put it together.  Then you realize, you have no clue what in the world you are doing.  So you reach for the directions and you achieve your goal of putting the toy together.  Now you are educated on how the toy operates.

I myself feel I have something to offer in the way of education.  I just published my book “Strength in a Heartbeat“, Diary of a Heart Transplant.  It is a journal I kept when my daughter was placed on the heart transplant list and we were living in the hospital.  It gives people an idea of what life is like, being on an organ transplant list.  The goal of this book is to help others that may be in the same situation as we were.

You can find it at    www.strengthinaheartbeat.com

Think of all the things today you may teach or learn…

Lynne

Strength in a Heartbeat


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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.

go to               http://www.strengthinaheartbeat.com

to get your copy

 

Lynne

 

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.
You can get it on..
www.strengthinaheartbeat.com
Amazon
or come stop by & see me for your copy🙂
Thank you to those who have already purchased & read it! 🖤💜

Lynne

New page on my site: AMAZON STORE