Katherine E. Standefer: Lightning Flowers
Katherine Standefer’s life had changed completely when she was diagnosed with a genetic arrhythmia. She went from climbing mountains and teaching skiing to being inactive and carrying a defibrillator. Her experience living with a titanium box inside her body is so hard to read. In addition to her own health, Standefer writes about the environmental impact and the exploitation of low-pay workers to create the ICD device. Standefer also delves into the issue of our healthcare system and how her life could have been in jeopardy without Obamacare. The ending is quite shocking and I do not want to give it away. This is an eye-opening, heart-braking, and soul-crushing medical memoir. I love it and highly recommend it.