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How Did I Get My Scar? Spotlight and Giveaway of the Children’s Book, Zip-Line

Zip Line

Zip-Line is a children’s book written for young boys and girls that had open heart surgery and are left with a “zip-line” – a large scar on their chest. Written and illustrated by the father of a baby girl who had open heart surgery at 6 months of age, this heart warming rhyme book whimsically explains the answer to the question “How did that line get there?”.


My daughter Ella had a 8+ hour open heart surgery at 6 months to repair her CHD.   While in the CICU, I started scribbling lines for a poem about how she got her scar. I wanted to have something to give to her when she got older to explain the larger than life line that I saw before me.  I wanted her to feel comfortable with it, and not embarrassed if kids stared.  Today Ella is 4 and is just full of life – not embarrassed by her scar, but not focused on it either.

The book is perfect for toddlers and preschool-aged children and will allow a safe discussion about their scar. It is also available in Spanish.

To learn more about the author, David Humpherys and this magical book, go to www.ziplinebook.com and follow them on Facebook.

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