BOOK REVIEW - My Brave Heart Warrior by Jennifer Diaz
Illustrator: Andrew Laitinen
Children's Inspirational Books, Children's Christian Books
Date Published: January 31, 2022
Publisher: Lucid Books
There are many unknowns in life, especially when your child is about to be born. There are even more when you know your child is about to be born with congenital heart disease and defects. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. In fact, 1 in 100 infants is born with CHD, which is more than 1.3 million per year worldwide. Even after intervention through surgery, there is no cure for CHD. It is a life-long battle. Heart warriors are always at war, going through many battles from the moment they are born. And there are many unknowns.
Although CHD can be scary, let's never forget that our heart warriors are:
The strength and resilience that heart warriors show is truly amazing and inspiring. They beat the odds every time! They instill a lot of hope in other heart warriors and their families and most everyone else. They teach us to be strong and brave in everything we do. Are you brave enough? Prepare to be inspired!
About the Author
Jennifer Diaz is an entrepreneur, business owner, mother to a brave and beautiful heart warrior angel in heaven (Arnaldo Lopez, Jr.), congenital heart disease awareness advocate, and now a published author. She is the owner of a safety school, a trucking company, and a real estate company and is currently working on a nonprofit organization for heart warriors and their families. She is from Rio Grande City, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Her strong love and deep affection for her son inspired her to write this book to him while she was alongside him in the hospital. Her son fought for his life, but God had different plans for him. Jennifer wants to keep the promise she made to Arnaldo-to keep his name, story, and legacy alive. She hopes to inspire and instill hope through her son's journey and story. She wants to touch many lives the same way her son touched hers and the lives of many others. Be kind. Be strong. Be brave. Be resilient. Be Super Baby Arnold.