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Swim: A Memoir of Survival
by Bill Coon

Published: 2010-09-13
Paperback : 268 pages
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In 1989, Bill Coon was born with a congenital heart defect. That year, he became the fourth infant heart transplant in the Midwest and the eighth in America. At the age of twenty, his transplanted heart began to fail. Due to a lifetime of taking medication, his kidneys failed as well. After he was ...
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In 1989, Bill Coon was born with a congenital heart defect. That year, he became the fourth infant heart transplant in the Midwest and the eighth in America. At the age of twenty, his transplanted heart began to fail. Due to a lifetime of taking medication, his kidneys failed as well. After he was diagnosed with both end-stage heart and kidney failure, Bill unknowingly began writing his first book on Sunday, July 5, 2009. On this day, Bill began to journal his thoughts. These thoughts would later become a story of a young man's physical, mental, and spiritual journey into the depths of his mind as he fought the clock, awaiting a double transplant and a second chance at life. Oddly enough, when it was all over, Bill looked back on it all, smiled and said, "Knowing what I know now... I would do it all over again." Are you ready to Swim?

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How did the experience of writing his book based on a daily journal affect the author?
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  "Bill's amazing medical saga grabs you and doesn't let go."by wabwad (see profile) 06/09/11

A must read for anyone supporting a loved one facing medical/health challenges as well as people in the health care field to gain a better appreciation of how to better support the emotional & physical... (read more)

 
  "Swim"by 4genoh (see profile) 06/09/11

The book is written in a very authentic and genuine manner. The reader gets a clear picture about a life-threatening medical condition and how it affects the patient. This is a real young man describing... (read more)

 
  "Swim ; A Memoir of Survival"by Sherrit (see profile) 06/09/11

The young author's journey in his quest for a heart-kidney transplant to save his life.

 
  "Swim by Bill Coon"by cjhennings (see profile) 06/09/11

Never giving up.. learned how the donating of organs for transplants
is the best gift for giving someone life.

 
  "Swim - a true story about real life for a young adult"by jbilltbill (see profile) 04/14/11

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