What can encourage a Heart Warrior to start learning more about her heart condition? What kind of books has Margaret Ellis Raymond written and what’s the hold-up with the 4th and 5th books? Why would a Heart Warrior start a YouTube channel and what can we expect to see on that channel?
Margaret Ellis Raymond is an author, editor, and YouTuber from Portland, Maine. She was born with tricuspid atresia and other heart defects for which she underwent three surgeries before the age of 3. Margaret's love of stories started early when her mother placed her in front of a tape recorder to tell stories. It was her way of occupying the talkative child while she got ready for her day. Her love of stories helped her to overcome reading difficulties, and by fifth grade, she began to tackle chapter books. As an adult, Margaret has written a series of three books for young children and started a YouTube channel about tricuspid atresia to educate herself and others. Her hobbies include fencing, photography, and laughing too much. One day she hopes to write a book where the protagonist has a CHD. She also hopes to self-publish an anthology of essays written by CHD patients, their friends, and family, as well as those in the CHD medical field.
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Margaret's website: https://margaretellisraymo.wixsite.com/mellisr
Margaret's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006756858119
Margaret's 1st book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Buttercup-Adventures-One-Glass-Frog/dp/0996584412
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