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July 4, 2018

Comic review: The Zipper Club

Filed under: CHD, comics — ootastic @ 11:41 am

I was born with a congenital heart defect and am fortunate that it didn’t really affect my childhood. Aside from my scar and semi-regular hospital check-ups, I was mainly glad it got me out of doing cross country at school! But as a CHD patient and comics fan, it’s great find The Zipper Club graphic novels about a bunch of kids at Camp BraveHearts. These colourful and energetic, yet poignant, stories show them doing normal kid stuff such as making friends, playing games and telling ghost stories. I attended my first Somerville Foundation patient meet-up last October, and although we didn’t compare scars (or scares!), it was great to talk to people who can understand what you’ve been through, especially when sometimes we won’t all make it back. This year I’m going to teach them the Tetralogy of Fallot secret handshake!

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