Mava’s Smiling Scar Selfie Inspires 7,300 Facebook Likes!
By Adam Pick on February 16, 2019
Many, many, many thanks to Mava Reif, from Saint Cloud, Florida, for inspiring our community!
So you know… Mava was unexpectedly diagnosed with severe mitral valve regurgitation. Her symptoms included fatigue and shortness of breath but she was “shocked” to learn that she needed heart surgery. Thankfully, Mava located Dr. Kevin Accola at AdventHealth in Orlando, Florida.
Mava underwent mitral valve surgery on February 5, 2019. According to Mava, the surgery “went without a hinch”. Once her surgical bandages were removed, she shared this awesome Smiling Scar Selfie at her heart valve journal. After we re-posted the picture at Facebook, Mava’s picture went viral and received over 7,300 Facebook Likes.
Here’s another picture of Mava in the hospital with Nurse Jessica at AdventHealth.
In her most recent post here, Mava shared, “Just checking in at the end of day 6. I am still too tired to post very much, but wanted to check in anyway. Everyone’s positive comments are so helpful! Thanks everyone. Each day is better than the last one. My time is filed with lots of sleep, walking, & breathing exercises.”
- See Dr. Accola’s Interactive Surgeon Profile
- Explore the AdventHealth Heart Valve Microsite
- Visit our Facebook page with over 290,000 members
Keep on tickin Mava!