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

By Adam Pick on February 7, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


Ricky(a female) says on February 7th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

AWESOME!!!! Good luck to all 3 of you.SEE ADAM…..Your a great Mensch to have put this together for all of us!!! Wish you would have been around 9 years ago.Keep tickin everyone!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!



Adam Pick says on February 7th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hey Rickey,

🙂

Like you, I wish this website was around 9 years ago as well.

It’s amazing to see how this project has evolved. I still can’t get over the story of Nancy, Jeff and Mitch. It’s so inspirational to see how our community is connecting online and in-person.

As always, thanks for your encouraging words!

Keep on tickin!
Adam



Nancy says on February 18th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

What’s so fun is Jeff Mitch & nancy still are in touch. We gotta pull the hunk ( thru aka Jeff) to the other side – then we can party on in NYC – Stay tuned !
Best to al. Nancy friedman. St louis mo


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