Nancy, Jeff and Mitch Inspire Each Other With A “Thumbs Up” Before, During & After Heart Valve Surgery!

When I created Heart Valve Journals, I didn’t know if anyone would actually use it. Now, a few years later, I am amazed at how patients and caregivers are using this social network to support each other through heart valve surgery.

Case in point… I just learned that Nancy Friedman — who is from St. Louis, Missouri — and Jeff Shebovksy — who is from Windermere, Florida — recently met in Orlando, Florida after seeing each other online at Heart Valve Journals. Nancy and Jeff are preparing for aortic valve replacement surgery.

Nancy & Jeff - Cardiac Surgery Patients Giving Thumbs Up Gesture
Nancy Friedman & Jeff Shebovsky – Heart Valve Surgery Patients

Here’s the fun part… Take a guess what Nancy and Jeff did when they met?

As shown in the picture above, they offered Mitch Friedman, who is just getting out of the ICU, an encouraging “Thumbs Up!” picture. Mitch had aortic valve replacement last week in New York. Nancy, Jeff and Mitch all met on Heart Valve Journals.

Now… Take a guess how Mitch responded to Nancy and Jeff?

With a reciprocal “Thumbs Up!”

Heart Surgery Patient In Hospital With Big Red Pillow
Mitch Friedman – Heart Valve Surgery Patient

Thanks to Nancy, Jeff and Mitch for being such an incredible part of Heart Valve Journals! 🙂

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of

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