The Climb of My Life: Scaling Mountains with a Borrowed Heart

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 27, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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Kelly Perkins was only 30 years old when she learned she needed a heart transplant. For many people, that would mean the end of their old lifestyles, but Kelly accepted the challenge and became the first heart transplant patient to reach the summit of some of the world's tallest and most recognizable peaks. This inspirational tale of hope and accomplishment is something everyone can find personal meaning in. The Climb of My Life tells the story of Kelly's transplant, recovery, and ascents up such mountains as Mt. Kilimanjaro-all on a borrowed heart.

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This is an inspiring and thrilling story about one woman's adventures in climbing mountains around the world on a borrowed heart, and a great book for anyone who is interested in living life to its ... Read full review

The climb of my life: scaling mountains with a borrowed heart

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"In an average lifetime, a heart beats approximately two billion times. At thirty-four years old, with all my fast rhythms, I was rapidly depleting my allotted beats." So writes Perkins in this ... Read full review

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