As If There Were No Tomorrow: Hope Springs Eternal

As If There Were No Tomorrow: Hope Springs Eternal

by Maleen Fischer, Michael Troy

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At the age of three, Maleen Fischer was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and, as there was no treatment for this fatal disease at the time in Austria, the doctors sent her home. Her life expectancy was only a few years.

Since this initial diagnosis, Maleen has battled this disease every day of her life with amazing courage and resilience. Few people around the world suffer from pulmonary hypertension; thus, researching a cure for this disease would not be an important endeavor for science. A small bag that she always carries at her hips pumps medication directly into her heart via a cathether every 30 seconds - it is the reason she is still alive today. In As If There Were No Tomorrow, this fascinating 18-year-old young woman tells her story for the first time. Maleen's inspirational message: 'Every person's life and fate has positive aspects. You only have to search for them.'

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ISBN-13: 9783950317954
Publisher: Prima Vista Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

MALEEN FISCHER was born in 1995 in Vienna, Austria. At the age of three she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension; the average life expectancy for people with this disease is only a few years. At the time there was no viable treatment for this illness in Austria, so the toddler was sent home, considered a terminal patient by the Austrian doctors. Yet her parents never gave up hope, and at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York they found a dedicated American doctor who could help them. Maleen Fisher lives in Vienna and Cape Coral, Florida.

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