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.”

Keep on tickin Mava!
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.

Leave a Reply

Adam's Newest Blogs

Adam's Newest Posts

Tom Felt Like a “Walking Time Bomb” After Aortic Aneurysm Diagnosis Learn More.

11 Weeks After TAVR, Mick Jagger Wows 60,000 Fans in Chicago!!! Learn More.

Newest Community Post

Carlos says, "So far, so good. Just waiting for my"
Read more

Ruth says, "While I was originally supposed to go"
Read more

Rob says, "Had a pretty rough week dealing with the"
Read more

Find Heart Valve Surgeons

Search 1,500 patient-recommended surgeons