The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 8, 2012


Linda Meyers
Submitted to The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — “Sept. 19, 2013, will mark 40 years since I had open heart surgery,” wrote Linda Meyers of Johnstown. “I was only 9 years old at the time and the hospital stay then was two weeks. We became very close to other children that were recovering as well as their families. When the holidays arrived that year, I received a Christmas card from one of the other patients and in it was this gingerbread man ornament. The years since have awarded me with an amazing husband and two grown sons. I have kept (the ornament) all of these years as a reminder of that milestone in my life and how far I have come because of it.”

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