About Nick’s New Heart:
AT ONLY A YEAR OLD, NICK MAY RECEIVED ONE OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL PEDIATRIC HEART TRANSPLANTS. THIS IS HIS STORY TOLD BY HIS MOTHER.
Most people associate heart problems with old age. However, many American children suffer serious heart issues that once were insurmountable. In the past, infants with heart defects like Nick’s invariably died at a very young age but with surgical and medical advances, this gloomy situation has changed, providing not only a positive quality of life but a substantial life span.
Nick’s life has been similar to taking a roller coaster ride without a seat belt or a safety bar. No one, not even Nick’s doctors or his family, knew what was around the next turn. His story’s often more dramatic than fiction, as devoted doctors and nurses worked together with his family not just to save Nick’s life, but to provide him with a happy life.
He grew up alongside his peers, graduated from college, married and became a father. Through each of those milestones has come great experiences, a deeper understanding of the human spirt and God’s love, the value of hope, love, and steadfast support from friends, relatives, nurses, staff, and doctors – and his home town.
Through it all, Nick has lived and loved. Not just survived, but thrived and beaten the odds. Thirty years and counting…
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Susan Carlisle May’s love affair with books began when she made a bad grade in math in the sixth grade. Not allowed to watch TV until she brought the grade up, Susan filled her time with books. She turned her love of reading into a love of writing. Susan has released through HarperCollins’s Harlequin medical imprint over 30 contemporary romances. Her Modern Masters of Their Castles trilogy is under her own imprint. Her steamy stories have strong heroes with vibrant women who challenge them.
Her traditionally published nonfiction book Nick’s New Heart 30 Years and Counting came out on March 2021, under Susan May. It is about her son’s heart transplant experience. The second, a historical biography A WWII Flight Surgeon’s Story was released by Pelican Publishing under S. Carlisle May.