... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

My Gift to You!!

Tomorrow, September 29, 2021, is WORLD HEART DAY. 

In honor of my son, our fellow heart warriors, the cardiology doctors, nurses, and surgeons throughout the world, a few of whom I have had the great honor of meeting, and to do my part to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, I am GIFTING the Kindle version of my multi-award-winning book, Incompatible with Nature-Against the Odds: A Parent’s Memoir of Congenital Heart Disease for 24 hours beginning: Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 AM PDT for 24 hours.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable deaths making it the world’s number one killer.  Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common cause of infant death due to birth defects. We must do what we can to alleviate these global disease burdens. 


 Make a difference in your community: spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease–you can do this by simply encouraging people to live heart-healthy lives. This prolific killer affects men, women, children, and babies. This is a global issue and what we don’t know can definitely harm us.

Granted–we all know that although income, education, family history, ethnicity, and age certainly play major roles in our heart health, the fact is, we can control some of our biggest risk factors that feed this monster like diet, smoking, inactivity, stress, anxiety, and yes, even depression.

So have a Heart–to–Heart with yourself, get yourself checked if you can. Encourage your neighbors, family members, acquaintances, and your friends to do the same. Our common denominator as human beings should be to offer support and encouragement to one another; to discover and share solutions that will help us be better people with the goal of living in a better world. And at the end of the day–or at the beginning of the day for that matter–isn’t that what we all want?

If you haven’t read my inspiring story, do get your copy tomorrow. It is truly a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit; a story of courage and conviction and hope and faith that will help you to understand that character is developed in the most difficult of times and that life is too short and too valuable to be nonchalant.

If my story can inspire one person–even just one–to be encouraged to fight to save a life, to fight that good fight, then my life’s journey, with, because, and despite all my challenges, will have proven to me once again that my journey really has been my own reward. 

Be aware and be blessed, everyone.